Sundowns coach continues his punishing schedule
Mosimane is juggling coaching duties and working towards a Caf pro license in Morocco
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane resumes his punishing schedule this week and will continue to juggle his attempt to defend the league title at home with working towards a Caf Pro License in Morocco.
Mosimane flew to Morocco on Saturday night immediately after the third-placed Brazilians had played to a 1-1 draw with premiership leaders Bidvest Wits in Milpark.
He will rush back home on Wednesday in time to lead Sundowns against fellow title contenders Cape Town City at Loftus later on the same day.
“I’m going to miss the last day of the seminar [of the CAF Pro License] because I have to be back for the Cape Town City match‚” said Mosimane. “What am I going to do?
“I have to complete this thing. The Pro License has a 12-month programme but I see some guys getting it in three weeks and four months. I think I have got three modules left though I think I have missed one or two.
“So hopefully during the Fifa calendar [matches] I’m going to be in Morocco again because that’s the week we are playing Wydad [Casablanca in the Caf Champions League].
“It’s important that when you are invited to the course you show respect and complete it. It doesn’t really make you a better coach but it equips you a lot.”
Mosimane said he wanted to win against Wits on Saturday but welcomed the point they gained. He credited his team’s experience after playing close to 60 minutes with 10 men following Wayne Arendse’s red card.
“Yes of course you saw what happened‚” he said. “This is a Champions League team [Sundowns] ... being five years in the Champions League we know this.
“But we got a good point‚ it’s important. The situation as it is now is the same as it was before the match started.”