Pitso Mosimane, The Coach Of Al Ahly, Is Set To Earn A Hefty Salary.
The long and drawn-out contract negotiations between African champions Al Ahly and their highly successful coach Pitso Mosimane received another update today, with Mosimane’s agency MT Sports setting the record straight and putting the ball firmly in the Red Devils’ court to finalize.
According to MT Sports, Mosimane, who is currently at the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi with Ahly and will compete in the third and fourth place play-off against Saudi Arabian side and Asian champions Al Hilal on Saturday, has agreed terms on his contract negotiations with Ahly.
“The contract’s terms have all been agreed upon by the Al Ahly S.C representative and the agent, Ms Moira Tlhagale.” The media’s speculation, especially on social media platforms, is unfounded,” he says.
Mosimane, who joined Ahly in September 2020 and helped the Egyptian club win the CFA Champions League for the second year in a row after failing to do so for the previous seven years, had already expressed his desire to stay with the African club of the century.
The Egyptian giants’ darling, who won the 2016 edition with Mamelodi Sundowns, has already been focusing on starting his third CAFCL campaign with the Egyptian giants, aiming for his fourth African championship title.
“We will wait for Al Ahly S.C’s formal response on the status of the contract out of respect for them.” Coach Al Ahly S.C. is committed to continuing in his role as Head Coach. “As his management agency, MT Sports, we are dedicated to ensuring that we fulfill his mandate,” the statement continued.
Following media reports from Egypt this week claiming that Mosimane’s new contract will pay him around R2.5 million per month and insinuating that his agent and wife Moira Tlhagale may be to blame for the delays in finalising the negotiations, the MT Sports statement didn’t mince words.
“We implore the media and so-called pundits to refrain from inflaming an already strained relationship that has produced ground-breaking results to date,” MT Sports concluded in a statement.
According to Egyptian media, club legend-turned-commentator Ahmed Shobier said, “The ball is in Mosimane’s court to decide on the latest offer he’s received from the club.”
“I believe Al Ahly made Mosimane a good deal, and now it’s up to him.” Shobier said on On-Time Sports (h/t KingFut): “He previously stated that he wants to keep the position.
“I believe Mosimane wants to stay at Al Ahly, but negotiations between the club and his agent are still ongoing.” With a three-month termination clause, Al Ahly’s offer is between $160,000 and $165,000 (R2.5 million).”
Mosimane, whose future with Africa’s most successful footballing institution has been the subject of speculation with some clubs in the Gulf region and national teams in Africa enquiring about his services, would like to wrap up his contract negotiations so that he can focus on his future with the continent’s most successful footballing institution. According To Velile Mnyandu