28 November 2020 – SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan said by winning his second CAF Champions League title on Friday, 27 November 2020, coach Pitso Mosimane had created this weekend’s biggest football talking point on the continent.
Al Ahly beat rivals Zamalek 2-1 to win Africa’s most prized club title, giving Mosimane who joined the club three months ago, a second continental title. He won the same title with Mamelodi Sundowns four years ago and Friday’s win made him only the third coach to achieve this feat on the African continent – of winning the title twice with two different clubs.
‘’You made most Egyptians proud and you made most South Africans proud. After the final whistle, the whole of Cairo International Stadium erupted singing your name. We felt proud as South Africans,’’ said Dr Jordaan who attended the final as a member of the CAF Executive Committee where he is CAF Vice-President.
Dr Jordaan said by helping Al Ahly win the Champions League title, coach Mosimane had created the major football story on the continent.
‘’Every other topic temporarily ceased to exist and everyone spoke fondly of Pitso from Cape to Cairo. Most African journalists have been singing your praises since that epic victory and Friday’s win might be a major turning point to your rising coaching career.
‘’Your family is happy for you, South Africa is happy for you and in Egypt you have become a cult hero. Seems only the sky is the limit to your ambitions. We will back you all the way. In the meantime, sit back and relish this special moment,’’ concluded Dr Jordaan.