President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan, had lavished praise on Pitso Mosimane after Al Ahly won the CAF Champions League on Friday.
Mosimane's side beat fierce rivals Zamalek 2-1 to give the South African manager his second win in the competition after he guided Mamelodi Sundowns to glory in 2016.
"You made most Egyptians proud and you made most South Africans proud. After the final whistle, the whole of Cairo International Stadium erupted singing your name. We felt proud as South Africans,’’ said Jordaan who attended the final, according to the SAFA website.
"Every other topic temporarily ceased to exist and everyone spoke fondly of Pitso from Cape to Cairo. Most African journalists have been singing your praises since that epic victory and Friday’s win might be a major turning point to your rising coaching career," added Jordaan.
Al Ahly opened the scoring in the match in the 5th minute through Amr El Solia before Zamalek equalised in the 31st minute thanks to Shikabala.
But Mosimane's charges grabbed the winner four minutes from time with a goal from Hussein El Shahat.
Jordaan said the whole of South Africa was proud of what Mosmane had achieved.
"Your family is happy for you, South Africa is happy for you and in Egypt you have become a cult hero. Seems only the sky is the limit to your ambitions. We will back you all the way. In the meantime, sit back and relish this special moment,’’ concluded Jordaan.
- Compiled by Sport24 staff