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Mosimane dedicates award to players and technical staff

Pitso Mosimane (Getty Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns mentor Pitso Mosimane has dedicated his Coach of the Season award to his players and the technical staff that he works with.

Mosimane scooped the big prize at the PSL awards ceremony held in Durban after guiding Masandawana to a second consecutive league title.

The former Supersport United coach now joins Gavin Hunt, Gordon Igesund and Ted Dumitru as the only men to have won four league trophies as head coaches in the PSL.

Mosimane told reporters: "The players are the ones who make us shine as coaches, so I'm thanking them for this award.

"I also need to thank the 14 people (technical team) around me. They also helped me to win this award.

"I am just a recipient to be honest and I'm humbled."

Mosimane then went on to praise his colleagues who have done well in local football, especially the South African-born coaches, who he says are always under pressure to perform.

The Sundowns mentor added: "What do we want if local is not lekker?. But local is not lekker because it is lekker, you have to work hard for it, you've got to fight.

"Our jobs are always on the line. We're competing with people who come from the school of football, which is Europe.

"It's like our children who come from Bantu Education to compete with people who did private school and all that. It’s always difficult but it's possible."

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