MAMELODI Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in Africa, and his former striker Katlego Mphela reveals another reason why this is true. He shared with KickOff how the coach helped him remain consistent when fans were complaining about a lack of goals in the national team.“As a striker you need to have a coach who believes in you [and] sticks with you like coach Pitso Mosimane, whom I worked with from SuperSport United to Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns,” Mphela said. “I’m grateful for that and will always thank Coach Pitso Mosimane for that. If you remember, it was a continuation from Joel Santana, [Carlos] Alberto Pereira to Coach Pitso in the national team. “He was also with all those coaches all the time. He played a huge role because he made sure that I understood the philosophy of how they wanted to play and you could see the goals I scored, they are a bit similar.”Mphela says his relationship with Mosimane made it much easier for him to prepare well for international matches because they knew what to expect from each other. “It’s something that we were trying to work on in the national team because I understood we didn’t have much time, because in the national team you go for four to five days maximum before a game,” he explains.“As a striker you have to adapt quickly. Coach Pitso made it easy for me.” — KickOff.