Pitso Mosimane explains what went wrong at Kaizer Chiefs. Pitso is a respected coach so if he says something you must listen to him.
Because Pitso has become so good , he makes other coaches to look like they are not good he is like the Messi of South African coaches. He is also go at mind games.
“They said no. If I was a coach at Chiefs, I would keep him. Why not? But you must also [understand], sometimes it’s beyond you as a coach, there are club owners,” said ‘Jingles’.
“You are employed, this is our club, we don’t want him. If it’s me, yes. I’ve done it at SuperSport, when Calvin Marlin signed for Sundowns but he played all the games.
“Bongani Zungu had already signed a pre-contract [with Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes] and he stayed with us.
“I mean, do you think a credible player like George Maluleka will score an own goal for us? No guys, these are professionals.
“It’s like you [as a journalist], if you know you are leaving for another job and you’re serving [your notice period], so you’re not coming to work? Hayi, no, it doesn’t work like that.
“So if he does that [gives less effort because he’s leaving], then we also say, ‘Hey, who did we sign here?’ So, for me, I don’t think it was that.
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“But yes, George was important for set-pieces, even Lebogang Manyama. George was very important on that diamond shape that they have – him and Manyama [alongside each other], with Katsande sweeping behind them.
“So, it gave them really a big [headache]. Did they miss him in my opinion? Yes, I think so.”