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Sundowns to give SAFA the go ahead to approach Pitso?

2017-01-09 13:00
Pitso Mosimane celebrates with his players after winning the CAF Champions League. (Gavin Barker, BackpagePix).

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe admitted that he will release Pitso Mosimane if the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) want him as the new Bafana Bafana head coach.

In a press conference held at the club's headquarters on Monday, Motsepe addressed the media about the future of the club following a successful 2016.

Motsepe confirmed that Mosimane extended his contract with signing a four-year deal at Sundowns.

The Brazilians claimed a record seventh Absa Premiership title while also adding the CAF Champions League to their silverware cabinet.

Mosimane capped off the year traveling to Japan with his charges to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup which Real Madrid eventually won.

The former Bafana Bafana mentor began 2017 on a good note as CAF crowned the 52-year-old Coach of the Year in Nigeria, Abuja last week.

A few weeks after Sundowns claimed the Champions League, Mosimane admitted that his phone has been ringing non-stop, but did not disclose whether any of those calls were job offers.

SAFA find themselves in a tight spot looking for the perfect candidate to fill the void left by sacked Shakes Mashaba.

Motsepe has thrown his support behind the national side over the years and has done so yet again in saying that he will "release" Mosimane if SAFA want the 'Downs head coach.

"I would also do my patriotic duty and release him if requested by Bafana Bafana to do so & with Pitso's consent," said Motsepe as quoted by the club's official Twitter account.

However, Mosimane has distanced himself from the job as he wants to turn the Brazilians into a dominant side in Africa.

Motsepe further stated that he one day hopes to see Mosimane coach overseas.

"I would love to see Pitso coaching one of the top European Clubs," Motsepe said.

Meanwhile, Sundowns will return to training on January 18 for the second half of the PSL season.

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