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Pitso Mosimane joins short list of SA coaches working abroad

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Outgoing Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane is set to join a short list of South African coaches who are working abroad in top-level football.

The 56-year-old announced his departure from the Chloorkop side on Wednesday following speculation that he decided to test himself outside of South Africa.

"It is with a sense of pain and sadness that I announce my departure from Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club. I have accepted an offer to join an international team," he said in a statement released.

Mosimane has not confirmed which side he will join but reports suggest that Egyptian giants Al Ahly have already secured the services of the former Bafana Bafana mentor.

It has also been revealed that Rhulani Mokwena will join Mosimane in Egypt as part of his technical team.

Meanwhile, Mosimane is now part of short list of notable South Africans who are currently coaching on the international stage.

Former Bafana Bafana defender Bradley Carnell was recently announced as interim coach of Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls. The 43-year-old was second-in-command to Chris Armas before the Red Bulls opted to sack their head coach.

Quinton Fortune is another former Bafana Bafana star who is coaching outside of the country as he is currently the first team coach at Reading in the United Kingdom. The 43-year-old was previously Manchester United's under-23 assistant coach.

Former Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy remains unemployed while living in Scotland. The legendary South African striker has had short coaching stints at Scottish side Hibernian FC and in Belgium at Sint-Truidense VV.

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