Pitso Mosimane Slams Motsepe, Likens His Caf Leadership To That Of Hayatou

 Pitso Mosimane Slams Motsepe, Likens His Caf Leadership To That Of Hayatou
“We are still stuck in the Hayatou era,” says Mosimane.

Pitso Mosimane is unconvinced by the work of Patrice Motsepe, the current Caf president and his former boss at Mamelodi Sundowns.

For more than a year, the former Sundowns president has held the highest football administration position on the continent.

Mosimane, on the other hand, is not convinced, comparing Motsepe’s administration to that of previous Caf president Issa Hayatou, who held the role for over 30 years.

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is one of the things Mosimane believes should have been incorporated in African football a long time ago, and he blames Motsepe for the slow progress in this area.

In Caf competitions such as the Champions League, Confederations Cup, and Africa Cup of Nations, he believes this approach should now be standard.

“This only shows the difference between Copa Laboratories and the Asian Champions League versus the African Champions League. The difference is 20 years. How much does it (VAR) cost?

“Egypt has it for every match. There is always talk that it is going to be better and what not, but better where?” asked Mosimane.

“What has happened? We are still stuck in the Hayatou era. I have been in this thing for more than eight years and nothing has changed. We have benefitted from VAR and we also had our challenges with VAR.

“It is very difficult for the referees and the linesmen to really call it in real time,” he added.

Mosimane’s critique of Motsepe, on the other hand, may be skewed, as the two are alleged to have lost touch since they both departed Chloorkop for Cairo in different positions.

Sundowns is suing “Jingles” for R8 million for breaching his contract by joining the Red Devils at the end of September 2020.

He left Sundowns just five months after signing a new contract.

Mosimane had to dismantle barricades on the road on the way to the FNB Stadium, where fans had formed a blockage to prevent the Al-Ahly bus from passing through, before watching his team lose 1-0 to his former employers.

And it’s because of this that Mosimane believes Sundowns’ owners have a vendetta against him.

“I don’t want to make excuses. People play a game to take you to a different emotion, which at our level is not a problem. We played in the Fifa Club World Cup, and we cannot say blockading the road is too much of a problem. We don’t hide behind these things. And we know the person behind this, there’s only one person behind this.

“I am a strong character in football, I have been around Sundowns when they were under Natasha and Angelo Tsichlas, I was at Sundowns when Zola Mahobe was the owner.

“I was with Sundowns when the Krok brothers were in charge, and I have been with Sundowns with the current owner. I came far with this team, you can’t break me.”

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