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Notoane Hits Back At Pitso Critics

South Africa U23 coach David Notoane has hit back at critics of former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.

The latter has won three trophies since joining Al Ahly, namely the CAF Champions League, the CAF Super Cup and the Egyptian Super Cup while also collecting an Egyptian Premier League medal even though that title had already been secured by his predecessor Rene Weiler.

Notoane now spoke about his former coach and the constant criticism he receives in Egypt during the recent SA U23 camp in Cairo.

“Mosimane’s strategy with Al Ahly has been successful, and he needs time to instil his philosophy in Al Ahly’s players,” Notoane told OnTime Sport TV, as per Kingfut.

“There is little difference in his method with Al Ahly than the one he had with Sundowns.

“I played under Mosimane for years and we were in constant contact. I have a strong relationship with him and I am grateful that he made me part of the Sundowns team.

The 52-year-old was also asked about the incident which happened ahead of the CAF Champions League final quarter-final second leg at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

A section of Masandawana fans had insulted Mosimane and his mother as Al Ahly’s team but approached the stadium, leading to an emotional press conference by ‘Jingles’ after the game.

“What happened to Mosimane in South Africa during the last match is unacceptable,” Notoane added. 

While Notoane is back in South Africa, Mosimane and his team are preparing for the CAF Champions League semi-final first leg at Esperance on Saturday.

David Kappel
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