Pitso: time for Africans to coach in Europe

2010-12-10 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane is hopeful African coaches will soon start to make waves in Europe.

The former SuperSport United boss says this will be possible once the Uefa Pro Licence — an elite coaching qualification — is available in Africa.

“We don’t do a pro licence in Africa. The only one is a Uefa Pro Licence, which means it is for Europeans only,” Mosimane told the Sowetan.

“But I’m glad because Safa [South African Football Association] is doing something about it and we’ll soon get the level 3 pro licence, which will be the first in Africa.

“[Europeans] come to Africa and produce their qualification and work, but we can’t reverse the system and go there and work because we don’t have the necessary qualifications.

“Some of the big teams and national teams in Africa are coached by Europeans with the big licence that we as Africans don’t have. You see how unfair that is.”

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