Mosimane Signs Contract Extension

Mamelodi Sundowns are delighted to announce that Coach Pitso Mosimane has signed a contract extension that will see him remain as Head Coach until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Mosimane, who joined ‘The Brazilians’ in the middle of the 2012/13 season has gone on to be the most decorated coach in South Africa – and with the new deal, will cement his place as the longest serving coach at the Club.

“I’m honoured and humbled to be given another opportunity to lead Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Mosimane.

“One of the main reasons for me to renew my contract with Mamelodi Sundowns is the President’s trust and faith in me, he trusted me to lead this team to where it is – and fulfill his wish to build a team to conquer Africa. It’s humbling to be part of a brand like Sundowns and contribute to its success, especially as a local coach and also having played for the team.”

“To go on and be the longest serving coach at the club is something special and that means we have a lot of things we have done together and the best is yet to come. The Sky Is The Limit”

Despite all the success, Mosimane is still hungry for more, and is confident his team can continue on their mission to become an indomitable force across Africa.

“I believe it’s important for a club like Sundowns to constantly challenge for the Absa Premiership and CAF competitions, we need to win the Champions League – and it’s a big thing. No one wins it easily, we are focused on this.”

“I want to achieve success in the MTN 8 which remains the only trophy I have not won with Sundowns, throw it in there with the Champions League where we’ve experienced fixture clashes with the MTN 8 in the past. If you recall, we’ve previously never had a pre-season ahead of the MTN 8 – we are always a week behind. It will be very interesting to look at this differently, especially with the CAF and PSL schedules now aligned.”

Mosimane, who is no stranger to youth development and through his tenure has groomed the likes of Keagan Dolly, Bongani Zungu and Percy Tau in applying their trade in European leagues, a trend he wants to continue.

“We need to keep promoting young talent from our development. We have been successful in the past, that’s what I want to see happening more. Bringing Percy Tau up from our Youth Development and seeing him flourish in Europe is incredible.”

“We have done well, by promoting players through the ranks and we need to expose them to European markets.”

“Motjeka Madisha, Siphelele Mkhulise, Keletso Makgalwa and Nicholus Lukhubeni need to be playing for Sundowns. There’s Harold Majadibodu and Abram Ngcobo, I want them to be playing for the Senior Team.”

“We now have Jose Ramon working with the youth teams, putting structure at the club and we should have more players coming through the system,” said Mosimane of the Spaniard who will assume the role of Head of Technical at the club.

Mosimane has always shared a special relationship with supporters and ‘Jingles’ looks to repay that love and support.

“A crucial factor in me signing was also my relationship with the supporters. You stay where you are loved, simple. They (supporters) have made songs, banners, flags and t-shirts for me, it is not easy to have that kind of love, so I am home here – I have built a legacy here.”

Mamelodi Sundowns boasts one of the youngest teams in the league, but the core of his team will need to be rebuilt and the coach is confident the new blood will continue to flourish and bring silverware to the capital.

“We have started rebuilding the team and most of the core players we wanted have signed. We will once again have the youngest team in the PSL, even though we have the older players we are still a young team when you look at averages.”

“Most of the players at the club – I have had a hand in brining them here, so I have a wonderful relationship with them all. They push for me and I have a special relationship with them. There is no other way to recruit, we will take you from where you are and push you to your best. The reality is that we push players and give them exposure. You will play in the Champions League and win trophies.”

Having won it all, Mosimane looks abroad when drawing inspiration from a career spanning almost 35 years.

“When you look at Pep, Klopp and other successful coaches worldwide – they have won it all and have done it for years, yet they keep going. I need to learn from them and stay motivated. I look up to Pep, Fergie, Wenger, Ancelotti – they have had massive success and I look up to these people.”

“There is one common thread above the technical level they operate on – hard work,” concluded Mosimane.

43 Responses
  1. Akona Mdolo

    Thank you President and the Board for extending Coach Pitso’s contract.

    This will ensure our sustainability and dominance going forward.

    1. StheTheChamp

      Now we can focus on the football in our quest to once again conquer domestically and continentally. We will support the team all the way. We are Mamelodi Sundowns.

      1. Dickson Augusto

        Good decision from the President… St Pitso is thee best in the African continent.👆👆

    2. Delani Skosana

      Thank you so much for signing a new deal coach Pitso, we really love you here and we are sure Sundowns will see more success under your leadership. Big ups Mr President🙏

    3. Emjay Mathabathe

      The board didn’t want to approve. They even went to an extend of telling the President not to interfere.Wow!!!!

  2. khali Baloyi

    This is a moment we had been waiting for for months now. We congratulate the coach and thank the president so much. We are sure still, “The sky is the limit”.

      1. Kabelo Kay-Bee

        A big shout out to The President n the board for extending Coach Pitso’s conttact 💛👆

    1. JR Totiwe

      Thank you Sir MOSIMANE for extending your contract with one of the best TEAMS in the AFRICAN Continent. Hoping that we MAMELODI SUNDOWNS are going to dominate the ABSA PREMIER LEAGUE AND BRING THE SECOND CAF CHAMPIONSHIP HOME. VIVA MAMELODI SUNDOWNS VIVA. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.

    1. mzwandile nkunzi

      Now it’s time for Trott and company to be shown the door. The guy does not add value.

    1. Thank you so much for the extension of our own local black coach ,Coach Pitso is the most black successful local coach and deserves all the support much appreciated local is lekker
      My blood is yellow all the way

  3. Thandikaya Koti

    Thank you to the President Management Coach and the Technical team for making us happy as the supporters of this African Giant the mighty Mamelodi Sundowns we are happy as the Yellow Nation

    1. Thabo

      It is humbling to be a supporter of this highly ambitious team, the coach listens to the fans, the president listens to the coach.

      To 4 more great years with you coach, Aluta Continua, 2nd star loading

  4. Oupa Banks

    Aluta Continue.

    Thanks President and the KBY Management team for training our most successful coach.

    The 2nd CCL star is nearby.

  5. Venus Phukela

    There is no one better than you Sir Jingles to lead this fantastic team of our, i feel proud to be associated to this organization. Thank you President for keeping “The Special one”. Forever KBY

  6. Wonke

    My President and My Coach dankie syabonga …….. Masundawana Bafana baStyle Piano and Shoeshine, it’s Samba time for the Samba Boys The Sky is the Limit Abashweeeeeeeeeee Shaaaaaaaapa

  7. Gabriel Owolabi

    Wow, great news at last about the vacancy of the head coach’s position. So happy Mr Jingles Motsimane is still a masandawana; more happy moments from his ever smiling face and brilliance.
    The sky is the limit!!! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  8. D. Moeno

    Thanks Mr Prez…and congrats to Jingles for further 4 year extension to his contract at ‘downs

  9. Emjay Mathabathe

    Thank you President for extending Jingles contract. One can see that you can see the good job that he is doing for a team that he played for. I have a problem with board members who were warning you not to interfere in this matter of extending Pitso’s contract. meaning they didn’t want him to extend. Question: Do they have the interest of the club at heart? Are they jealous of his income? Why would they not want to keep a coach who is performing> What is their agenda? Do they want to bring a coach who is going to dance to their music? I know Pitso doesn’t dance to that.

  10. Sherman

    Congrats Couch!!!

    U belong to this great club, your success with this brand is out of this world.
    I respect u and will always be behind u, win, draw or lose….
    Kabo Yellow for life!

  11. Victor Ndlovu

    Thank you Mr President for extending the contract of the finest head coach both continentally and locally. We shall remain champions and continue our dominance in every competition. I love masandawana and the whole ka bo yellow family. We are the best!