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UAE Club Make Surprise Pitso Decision

United Arab Pro League side Al Wahda have parted ways with Pitso Mosimane.

The club confirmed the news on Friday.

“Al-Wahda terminates its contract with Pitso Mosimane by mutual consent,” the statement read.

“Al Wahda Football Club Company announces that it has reached an agreement with South African technical director Pitso Mosimane to terminate the contract by mutual consent between the two parties.

“The management of Al Wahda Football Club Company decided to appoint Mr. Arno Buitenweg as coach of the first team during the coming period, wishing him success.”

Mosimane took over Al Wahda on 1 July but has had some mixed results since the start of the campaign.

After a surprise defeat on the opening day of the season to Al Bataeh, they beat rivals Al Jazira in the derby and went on a run of four wins in a row.

However, their winning run was stopped by Shabab Al Ahli and they lost two more, including the first leg in the league cup quarter-final against Al Jazira.

But Mosimane’s team did return to winning ways, beating Ittihad Kalba 2-1 and Ajman 1-0, with assistant Maahier Davids standing in for Mosimane after a health scare.

But, with Wahda sitting in fifth place, five points behind leaders Al Ain after six UAE league matches, the club have now opted to terminate Mosimane’s contract.

Meanwhile, reserve team coach Arno Buitenweg has taken over from Mosimane, after already working as caretaker coach at the club towards the end of last season.

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