On The Whistle Podcast


All Access with Al Ahly’s ‘Chosen One' Pitso Mosimane

Ep. 31

The eagle has landed!!! In the first part of our extended interview with Pitso Mosimane, we talk to the Al Ahly mentor about creating history by becoming the first Black and sub-Saharan coach at the African giants. The South African talks about the comparisons made between him and Pep Guardiola, his calls for FIFA to make the Best Awards more inclusive, and why he’s realistic about future opportunities to work in Europe.


Co-hosts Zayn Nabbi and Courtney Freese

Guest: Pitso Mosimane (Al Ahly coach)


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Episode Notes

00:00 – Intro

01:30 – Explaining the move from Sundowns to Al Ahly

03:45 – Becoming Al Ahly’s first Black coach

08:25 – Criticism from an Egyptian legend

11:35 – Comparing Sundowns to Al Ahly

13:20 – Admiration for Pep Guardiola 

18:50 – Calling on FIFA to be more inclusive with their Coach of the Year shortlist

22:00 – Goals for FIFA Club World Cup

24:00 – A return to Bafana in years to come?

27:45 – Lessons from past AFCON failings

29:45 – Working in Europe one day 

Duration: 34:25

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