Pitso Mosimane Takes the Helm at Abha FC to Tackle Relegation Challenge

Renowned South African football coach Pitso Mosimane has officially secured a new position with Saudi Arabia Pro League side Abha Football Club.

The announcement was made on Thursday afternoon, putting an end to weeks of speculation about Mosimane’s next move in the world of football.

“I can confirm to you that coach Pitso has officially signed with Saudi Arabia club Abha FC on Thursday,” revealed Moira Tlhagale, Managing Director of MT Sports, in an exclusive statement to Sunday World.

Pitso Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane

“Coach Pitso will be returning to the gulf and has signed a four-month contract with the team until the end of the season.”

“His mandate is clear and that is to ensure that Abha survives relegation and plays in the Pro League again next season.”

Abha FC currently finds itself in a tough spot, as they are in in the relegation zone at the 17th spot in the highly competitive Saudi Pro League.

With only five points separating them from safety, the appointment of Mosimane is seen as a strategic move to navigate through the challenges and secure the club’s position in the league.

“His mandate is clear and that is to ensure that Abha survives relegation and plays in the Pro League again next season.”

Amidst ongoing speculation regarding Mosimane’s future, various clubs, including Egyptian outfit Zamalek, the Nigeria national team, and Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs, were reportedly interested in acquiring his services.

However, the seasoned coach opted for a short-term four-month contract with Abha FC, signaling his commitment to the immediate challenge at hand.

This move marks a sensational return to Saudi Arabia for Mosimane, who previously enjoyed success with Al Ahli Jeddah.

His accomplishments included promoting the team to the Pro League and clinching the Saudi First Division Yelo League title in the previous season, accompanied by two Coach of the Month accolades.

Pitso Mosimane’s career recap

Pitso Mosimane’s coaching career began with Mamelodi Sundowns, where he guided the team to their first-ever CAF Champions League title.

His journey continued with Egyptian giants Al Ahly, where he secured two consecutive CAF Champions League titles in just two seasons.

In preparation for the upcoming challenges, Mosimane, along with his trusted team, including Maahier Davids, Kabelo Rangoaga, Musi Matlaba, Kyle Solomon, and goalkeeper coach Hamad Alyami, jetted off to the gulf earlier this week.

Their collective experience and expertise are expected to play a crucial role in Abha FC’s quest for survival in the Pro League.

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