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I Would Accept Offer To Coach Super Eagles –Former Bafana Coach, Mosimane

I Would Accept Offer To Coach Super Eagles –Former Bafana Coach, Mosimane

Ex-South Africa international and former Bafana Bafana coach, Pitso Mosimane, says that if it happens, he would consider an offer from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to take over as Super Eagles Head Coach.

Mosimane revealed his openness to considering an offer from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to become the head coach of the Super Eagles after parting ways with Al Wahda in early November.

Mosimane’s extensive coaching career, aside from Bafana Bafana, includes stints with various notable clubs, namely; SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns, Al Ahly, Al Ahli, and Al Wahda.

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Mosimane, 59, first handled Bafana Bafana as a Caretaker Coach in 2007 before serving as Assistant Coach under Brazilian coaches, Carlos Alberto Parreira and Joel Santana. He later called the shots as the Head Coach from July 15 2010 to June 5, 2012, but lost the job after he failed to qualify South Africa for the 2012 AFCON co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

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Pitso Mosimane

According to a report by KickOff, Mosimane expressed his interest in the Super Eagles job while acknowledging the talented Nigerian squad, citing players like Samuel Chukwueze and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. He emphasised the need for more than just talent, highlighting the coach’s role in instilling confidence, stability, leadership, a winning mentality, and teamwork within the team.

“They have a lot of talent; the likes of Samuel Chukwueze, the Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. But talent alone is not enough because if it was only about talent, they would have beaten Lesotho 7-0, but they drew with them. And
pound for pound they would have also beaten Zimbabwe,” KickOff quoted Mosimane as saying.

“So, the job of the coach is to bring confidence, stability, leadership, winning mentality and teamwork
within the group.

“The Nigeria job is one I would consider, but it would also depend on whether they want the team to be led
by an African. Because the only African coach they had was Stephen Keshi.

“That is also a challenge because there have been a lot of white people on the job; whether we believe in our
African coaches like Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, and Egypt remain to be seen.”

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Mosimane added: “I envy all those African coaches who were entrusted with the job and maybe take the level higher. But I don’t want to talk too much about the Nigerian job links because there is still a coach there and it’s important that I
respect that.”

Peseiro, 63, accepted a pay cut and signed a new six-month contract with the Nigeria Football Federation in September 2023 which will elapse at the end of February 2024, after the Super Eagles’ campaign at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

The Portuguese claimed that he accepted the pay cut and signed his new short-term contract because he believed he could win Nigeria’s fourth AFCON title at Cote d’Ivoire 2023 with the current crop of players.

The Super Eagles will start the AFCON 2023 campaign with their first Group A match against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, January 14, 2024. They will face host nation, Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday, January 18, before playing Guinea-Bissau on matchday 3 on Monday, January 22.

 

By Nnamdi Ezekute


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  • Papafem 6 months ago

    He’s a good coach. But might be too expensive for us! He has tasted Arabbiya money.

  • Omo9ja 6 months ago

    “The Nigeria job is one I would consider, but it would also depend on whether they want the team to be led
    by an African. Because the only African coach they had was Stephen Keshi.

    “That is also a challenge because there have been a lot of white people on the job; whether we believe in our
    African coaches like Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, and Egypt remain to be seen.”

    Coach Pitso Mosimane or coach Amunike should be considered for the job of the Super Eagles.

    The only reason NFF is hiring white coaches is that they NFF are so corrupt, and they benefit a lot and enrich their pockets.

    They don’t care about the betterment of Nigeria. See the way they kicked coach Waldrum out of the Super Falcons because the gaffer exposed them.

    The level of corruption is very high in Africa. We have to be transparent if we have to move to the greater height as a continent.

    For now, Amunike is ahead of you because he has already been part of the coaching crew before, and he is not new to the Super Eagles. Fingers crossed. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

    This dude is better than all our local coaches put together. Argue with his records and achievements.

    He doesn’t even flaunt the fact that he is also an exinternational 94 squad member of the Bafana Bafana…..he doesn’t need all that. His CV is too full for all that rubbish.

    He only needs to tell you he has won the CAF CL 3 times…..thatsall.

    But is the NFF willing to pay $100,000 per month for such a quality coach that guarantees success anywhere he goes….????

    • Legendary 6 months ago

      Hmmm if Dr. Drey likes him I like him too then. Let me go and research him. Biased me just feels like we don’t need a SA coach right now because of the WCQs. Patriotism isn’t a joke.

  • Larry 6 months ago

    Which Amuneke? The same coach that got humbled in the local league, got dumped out of the U-20 WC qualifier by an unrated team even with good players, demoted to youth team in North Africa, not good enough for East Africa, and was busy fighting for relevance and created unfriendly atmosphere that made the team loose a WC ticket.
    If he is that good, he will not be rilunning around begging for the SE coaching position. He is broke and only being used by some crooks in the nff to destroy the team, turn it to a bidding and deface the team with tribalism.
    Mosimane no be Amuneke mate in all coaching ramification. I would rather hire a successful African coach than to allow one local failure of a coach destroy the team.
    There are many local coaches that are better than Amuneke. He us just trying to use ex-interot to force himself on the team.
    Amuneke should go and proof himself with Abia warrior or Kaduna United. Afterall Finidi is still with Enyimba.

    • Aneno 6 months ago

      He was the only reason why Super Eagles didn’t qualify for WC.

  • Ako Amadi 6 months ago

    Pitso would be the best thing to have happened to Nigeria. Don’t tell me Nigeria hasn’t enough money to pay him

    • chuks haifa 6 months ago

      Pitso is the best. No comparism with Amuneke or any Nigerian coach today. He is top 10

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 6 months ago

    If they won’t fall their own hand by not paying the guy, just give him the job sharply – but if you know that you are going to embarrass yourselves by not paying the guy’s wages then kindly just move on!
    Mtcheew!
    I don’t know about him being better than any of our coaches – the only factor here for me is the fact that he has worked in regimes where thievery and corruption is not the order of the day and so indications are that he will do an honest job or at least be coming in with the intention of doing an honest and straightforward job.
    Whether he is as good, on par or better than any of our coaches is an arbitrary determination at this point – these things are not black or white, there are many shades of grey in between – the proof of how good he is or any comparisons with what we have can only be determined after he has carried out the role – talent, personalities, systems, infrasctucture, and a whole lot of other factors have to come into play, these things are not stand-alone event. Some “Nigerians” are just simple minded simpletons!
    Chaii!!!!!

  • pompei 6 months ago

    Mr. Mosimane is not one of those coaches that will agree to share his salary with anyone. So that completely disqualifies him from the Nigeria job.
    We are so unfortunate in this country. We may not have superstars, but we do have decent football talent. Extreme greed and selfishness from so called administrators continues to be the proverbial spanner in the works of progress!
    Mr. Mosimane would have been worth a look. Definitely. But we all know that NFF ONIGBESE will never pay the man his due in a timely manner.
    Peseiro that is currently on the job, have they paid him? For where!
    Match bonuses for players nko? Which side?
    When the team wins award, they will rush to the podium to collect the award, reaping shamelessly where they did not sow. The acceptance speech given was even a head scratcher. What is this one saying?
    Anyway, we all know what our problem is. Square pegs in round holes in the Glass House. We need to start sacking these guys if they underperform. That’s all.

    • respect is reciprocal 6 months ago

      Any person calling for Amunike to handle eagles is a kill joy person. Amu what .On what basis ? Because he won u17 with overaged players or because he has been part of Eagles coaching crew? Thunder will fire you ? We love to deceive ourselves by comparing this coach with Amunike.Pride is the reason Africans can’t move forward Formal Argentina u20 coach Bielsa managed Argentina u20 for almost 20 years without thinking of caochung their National team despite winning u20 like 4 times for them. The results are the likes of MessI Dimaria,.Once our local coach wins something with u17 they start thinking of Eagles
      In Englnd you can’t see a youth coach taking up English National Team no way it won’t happen ,you have to earn it by getting necessary exposure.please omo naira as much as I love it will be better you don’t start talking about Amunike like the way you sold Egu for us and we sacked Rohr. Jokes apart omo Naija you need to upgrade your reality anbe humble enought to accept that local coaches in Nigeria are daft just like Nff running football.

  • Anybody who is calling for Pitso Mosimane to coach Nigeria is unpatriotic and want nothing good for Nigeria. There is nothing to look at the CV of a South African Coach when South Africa is in our same group. Not happening we do not Need Mosimane. He is playing to the tirbalistic mind of Nigeria. With his African coach Ramble. there is no way this man will be happy to see Nigeria beat SA no Way. Nigeria needs Oyinbo Coaches other African Countries can rely on Their Indigenous Coaches Not Nigeria we are too tribalistic and sentimental for that. Everybody know’s this and that is why We have the best talents in Africa worldwide yet for years we were churning out Mediocre and Weak players based on Quota system This many Igbo’s this may Hausa and so forth, so Oga Mosimane Spare me your Maybe Nigeria does not want indigenous coach ramble Nigeria is not South Africa or Senegal or Ivory Coast or Ghana that does things based on Merit yet on Bribary, religious belief and Government Interference If Nigeria need a Good Coach on a high level that know’s African Ball GO FOR HERVE REYNARD PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

    Nigeria Is a country that needs constant Guidiance on world Matters and how things that “WORK” are done world wide, Because Left to Nigerians we are all to aware that we will sabotage ourselves THANK YOU!

  • Mr Hush 6 months ago

    I have been making the call for awhile now; if we can’t afford the best out there ,why don’t we look around the continent. And no one in the continent would have a better record than Pitso.

    Affordable. Tested and trusted. Risk taker. Great CV. More important, ambitious and diligent. Pitso is hungry and ready.
    What more can one ask for?

    If I had my way,I would sever ties with Peseiro and give Mosimane the job ASAP.

    • NEVER enemy of Progress God Forbid. A South African coaching Nigeria when SA is playing Nigeria for WC. Is like Asking And Argentine to Coach Brazil for WC qualifiers lol. Nigerians you people are funny.

      Hence my point is proved. IF DECISION IS LEFT TO NIGERIANS WE WILL SABOTAGE OURSELVES.

      PITSO WHEN HERVE IS ALIVE. IF WE CAN PAY AN EXPENSIVE COACH WHY NOT REYNARD WHO IS TESTED IN INTERNATIONAL BALL?. MOST IMPORTANTLY ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT WITH 2 GOLD MEDALs. No but @Dr Drey will come with his fake profiles and start agreeing with himself

      Come @Mr Hush what has mosimane achieved when he coached South Africa (Bafana Bafana)?. Or you people think International ball is the same as club ball for a coach?.

      Funny

  • NEVER enemy of Progress God Forbid. A South African coaching Nigeria when SA is playing Nigeria for WC. Is like Asking And Argentine to Coach Brazil for WC qualifiers lol. Nigerians you people are funny.

    Hence my point is proved. IF DECISION IS LEFT TO NIGERIANS WE WILL SABOTAGE OURSELVES.

    PITSO WHEN HERVE IS ALIVE. IF WE CAN PAY AN EXPENSIVE COACH WHY NOT REYNARD WHO IS TESTED IN INTERNATIONAL BALL?. MOST IMPORTANTLY ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT WITH 2 GOLD MEDALs. No but @Dr Drey will come with his fake profiles and start agreeing with himself

    Come @Mr Hush what has mosimane achieved when he coached South Africa (Bafana Bafana)?. Or you people think International ball is the same as club ball for a coach?.

    Funny

    • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

      Hhahahaha….mad dog, useless bigot. All these lies simply because Amuneke is being touted as the next to coach the SE…..LMAOoo. Your bigotry stinks from 1000 miles away.

      FYI Pitso has won 18 trophies – including 7 league titles and 3 CAF Champions leagues – plus several silver and a club world cup bronze medal since he coached Bafana Bafana, that shows a man who went back and reinvented himself and has now matured in this job of coaching to become a serial winner, both in his home country and outside his home country and continent. Unlike your local Guadiolas who cannot get any decent job without the NFF….LMAOooo.

      On his way to winning his 2nd CAF CL title for Alhaly, He knocked out a South African Club – his immediate former club – so shove your fallacies of patriotism down your gutters. The man is a thoroughbred professional and has proven it times without number…..He left Alhaly because he promised 3 CAF CL league titles and lost the 3rd final after winning the previous 2 BACK TO BACK. That’s the level of professionalism the man epitomizes.

      He went to AlAhli in Saudi Arabia and brought them back from the 2nd division in 1 season…they actually won the 2nd division.

      Your Amuneke that you are suddenly having brain stroke about almost relegated one of the biggest clubs in Zambia after he was demoted to academy coach in Egypt. He only lasted 3 months in Egypt and 7 months in Zambia. He has since turned the NFF headquarters to his pilgrimage ground in search of a job. But for a bigot like you, he is more deserving of the job than a man who has won 18 titles in 11 years.

      Cheap fool. You think everyone is an incandescent low life like you to be using fake profiles, I don’t need any fake profiles to feed you dust as I’ve always done, you idiot.

      One moment you are talking about Merit, the other moment, in the same fell swoop, you are against the hiring the most competent black coach on the face of the earth just because of his nationality. This winter cold must be causing your brain to have stretch marks.

      I repeat, Pitso Mosimane is far better than all your local coaches put together, any fool or daft imbecile who wants to argue that with fallacies, ‘shades of whatever colour’ and baseless inuendos should argue with his records. If they can succeed with proving your local coaches are at par with Pep, Klopp, Jose and the likes, then they can also proceed to lie to us about what constitutes an ‘arbitrary determination’ or does not.

      The man has won 9 domestic titles in his home land, 3 domestic titles outside his homeland, 6 continental titles and 18 titles overall within a space of 10 years….arbtiraryily dumb people should tell us how many their own local coaches have won within or outside their own homeland.

    • Papafem 6 months ago

      I’ve thought about this line too. But come on! Mosimane is a very ambitious coach. I’ve been following him for a while. He likes personal achievements. Nigeria at the WC gives him a better chance of doing well than SA in the same situation. With him in charge of AL Aily, the Egyptian club played a number of times against Sundowns (his former SA club) and there was no sign of complicity at any point in time in all of these. No professional coach who knows his onions will allow himself to be used this way by his home FA, because in the final analysis, it’s what he has achieved as a coach thay matters and not the inability of SA to get out of a WC group. He will really fancy his chances of going far with the Super Eagles at the WC than with SOUTH Africa.

  • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

    Mosiame is one of the best and I believe he will make Nigeria very hard to play against. But NFF will always not do the right thing.

  • Glory 6 months ago

    I honestly don’t think our national teams struggles is down to the coaches. OUR PROBLEM IS MULTIFACETED; THE NIGERIAN GREED SHOWING ITS UGLY FACE IN FOOTBALL AGENCY, MISMANAGEMENT, LACK OF A WORKING SYSTEM, WAY TOO MANY BEHIND THE SCREEN COACHES, LACK OF PATIENCE, TOXIC ENVIRONMENT, LACK OF ORGANISATIONAL BY NFF ETC.
    Bring in the top top managers, they will struggle. This is just what it is. Our footballers peculiar talent is what has been our national teams driving force.
    Any coache that can accept, manage, and get results despite this numerous negatives that comes with working in Nigeria is what we should be looking for. But is Mosimeme ready to be on a job where he is likely to go months without getting paid?

  • Mercy 6 months ago

    Honestly, I don’t know why Mikel obi is not considering coaching. It is a known fact that players that played as a DM in their playing days often succeed in coaching. Eg pep, klopp,Ancelotti, Decerbi, Ateta, Xabi, poch etc and for someone who has played under so many good managers, I believe he will succeed.

    • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

      Someone who was offered a youth coach position at Chelsea and didn’t take it….LMAOooo. This one isn’t ready for a coaching career.

      Those names you mentioned even started attending coaching courses and assisting with youth team coaching duties while still playing. They didn’t wait for 6 years post retirement attending clubs and talking all day long on podcasts before taking decisions on their next career choices.

      In another few years now, he will join his senior brothers in claiming he cannot get a coaching job simply because he is black….LMAOooo. And then one lunatic in the NFF and his e-followers on CSN will say he’s good enough to lead the SE to the world cup because he played in Chelsea for a decade.

      • Mercy 6 months ago

        “And then one lunatic in the Nff and his e-followers on CSN will say he’s good enough to lead the SE to the world cup because he played in Chelsea for a decade”
        @dr.drey
        You no go kill person with laughter

  • Nazif 6 months ago

    Pitso would have been an interesting choice for the Super Eagles IF we were not just 1 month away from AFCON 2023, IF we were not in the same World Cup qualifying group as South Africa and IF the NFF would be willing to meet his wage demands.

  • Mr Hush 6 months ago

    @Ugo Iwunze

    Off course Club football is different from international football but a coach who knows his onions knows his onions.
    Pitso has proven himself in different climes and situations. Successfully so.

    I believe he would transition well with the Eagles.

    You do know Clemens Westerhof was a former club coach with Vitesse Arnhem before transitioning to international football with the Super Eagles. And we all know how successful that turned out.

    Besides, the quality in the Eagles cant be compared to SA, Pitso himself said that much; so bringing up his short stint blip with Bafana holds no water against his prestigious record.

    I say, give the man a chance when the time comes.

    • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

      Leave that bigot alone…..let him continue to bark after his academy demoted, relegation harbinger kinsman.

      Club football suddenly became different from international football because he wants to make a case for a man who was booted out for almost relegating a top club over a man who has won 18 trophies in the last decade domestically, continentally and intercontinentally.

      Pitso didn’t do badly as South Africa coach, he only lost 3 games in 2 years. He had barely even won anything as a club coach up till that time, he was still very much learning the ropes of coaching. He only became coach by virtue of being an assistant when the main coach abandonned the team….and it was at a time the team was being mismanaged by the FA and in decline too

      South Africa had crashed out of 3 consecutive AFCONs in the group stages from 2004 to 2008 and didn’t qualify for anything (AFCON or WC apart from when they qualified as hosts) till 2015 where they again crashed out in the group stage only to fail to qualify again in 2017, return in 2019 and fail to qualify yet again in 2021. So it was a decline that lasted over 2 decades because of the mismanagement of the national team by the SA FA. Even till today Bafana Bafana does not always attract a full stadium when playing at home. The last time Nigeria played them in the 2019 AFCon qualifiers in Johannesburg there were more Nigerian fans in the stadium than SA fans.

      Such decline have absolutely nothing to do with coaching. The same South Africa consistently churns out good continental coaches on yearly basis and it’s clubs do way better than Nigerian’s clubs on the continent.

      Even at that, from a young manager who had wọn nothing major before coaching his national team, he has gone on to with 18 trophies (domestic, continental, and beyond the continent) a decade latter…..does even a mad man need to be told what that tells of the man now….???

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 6 months ago

    Honestly some of you twats are just clowns! lol
    That dr dry is a humongous case in point teehehehe chaii!

  • Sunny 6 months ago

    A celebrated coach like Pitso had been following the Super. Eagles.
    He has done his analysis of their performances and clearly he has the solutions to their poor performances.
    Give the brother the chance to make the required changes that would revolutionize football as we know itin Nigeria.
    Pitso got the job!!

  • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

    The fraudsters in glass house collecting 20000 will never allow us progress because of their wickedness. Let Peseiro fail at afcon nothing will still happen because there’ll always be new arguments to keep him.

  • chrisomega 6 months ago

    Will Pitso like to work without pay? No. Solution is to Let him be paid directly from the House of Reps. aftrrall he is representing our intrest.

    Will Pitso like to share his pay with ‘some people’ in NFF? No. Solution is to fish out those corrupt hands. afterall our finacial crime forces needs to win back public trust, this is an open invitation to investigate.

    Will Pitso like to have his team list controlled/interfered by the Nigerian factors/systems? No. Solution is Pitso using the power of press to project only worthy Nigerians who see the Green and White with pride. This will pressure the old order to give up the old life. afterall the final result is 50-50, for Pitso and for Nigeria

    Will Pitso like to win the world cup? YES, He knows it is the fastest route with SE than with Bafana Bafana. Difference is clear.

    #Pitsoforsupereagles2024

    • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

      These are all just the fears of many of us….not just for pitso, but for any other good coach with genuine intentions and guarantee to move our national team forward.

      But No, we all know that they NFF are like an evil cult who hate any coach being successful, so they will rather hire the desperate ones who are always at their office begging for jobs or intentionally sabotage any coach whose profile is begining to grow bigger than theirs.

      • chrisomega 6 months ago

        @Dr, Drey, thanks for what you do. On behalf of all of us, I say compliments of the season to you and yours.

  • respect is reciprocal 6 months ago

    Only a sick fellow will pick Amunike over Mosi. Only a foolish will choose Amu over Mosi

    .

    Only an ignorant will prefer Amu over Mosi. What is the basis of comparison. Can you compare light with darkness other than that the absence of light paves way for darkness. So where Mosi speaks Amunike will be at the gate of the conference room as security. Is Amunike ambitious ? Most of our coaches are not ambitious . The 94 set of Eagles only one is ambitious and we know where he is today Emenalo. Former director of sport in Chelsea now working with Saudi arabia. Mosiame is an African coach that understands African mentality, with him as the coach he won’t rely on our foreign players so much as he has tendercy to deveop local league players.

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