South African Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan has applauded former Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane after he became the first South African coach to graduate with a CAF Pro License.
The CAF Pro License is the highest coaching qualification in African football and it is the equivalent to the UEFA Pro License. This also means the former Bafana Bafana, Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly boss can now coach anywhere in the world.
Dr Jordaan said this is yet another milestone in Mosimane’s storied career.
“He stands as the first South African to be counted among coaches that are graduated, certificated and recognised throughout the world. He has already been coaching outside the country and winning major medals with a club outside South Africa, but this is to confirm that his contribution, his coaching ability is recognised, not only on the continent, but throughout the world,” Dr Jordaan said.
Mosimane said he was humbled by the fact that his federation was on hand to recognise the achievement.
“This for me is an honour to be brought here at home, to this house (SAFA House),” he said. “Yes, I have a lot of history with the federation and for me it is to share the positives. Probably you guys forgot that SAFA took me to school for six weeks to learn football in Germany with the German Football Association. It was my foundation phase and I am humbled by that, thanks for that. Sometimes people do not mention things like this. I was schooled here,” commented Mosimane.