Pitso Mosimane was fired and that is a terrible mistake they made. To be honest this was one of the biggest mistake they have ever made , Pitso has proved that he is one of the best coaches in the world and you can see always his players are not of a very high quality but he manages to get the best out of them .
Pitso Mosimane was the head coach of Bafana Bafana then the South African Football Association (SAFA )fired him in 2020.
Letsholonyane believes that it was a mistake to fire Pitso.
“Obviously, for consistency, you need a coach that will be their long-term. Things won’t go your way all the time… you will lose games,” former Bafana Bafana midfielder Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane told Sport24 exclusively.
“Yes, results are important, but there are other things that are more important than results. Coaches should be given time to settle in and figure out what he wants.”
“After the 2010 Soccer World Cup when Pitso (Mosimane) took over, I think we as the national team played a very good type of football – exciting, entertaining and we were passionate about doing our job,” said Letsholonyane, who has 50 trophies for Bafana Bafana.
“Every player that was coming into the national team knew what they were brought in to do.
“I think coach Pitso had a plan, he knew what he wanted the national team to look like in the next four years.
“I could see in every national camp that he would always include five or six young players.
“He had a plan to groom the young players as well, but unfortunately he got fired.
“I think if Pitso was still coach Bafana would be in a much better state than we are right now.”
“I think it starts with taking players seriously or just in general, SAFA should start taking things seriously,” he said.
“They should try and take care of things properly.”
Do you think Bafana was going to be better if Pitso was not fired ?