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Former players praise Pitso

2010-07-17 19:04
Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana stars Linda Buthelezi and Teboho Moloi have given their backing to newly appointed national boss Pitso Mosimane.

Buthelezi, who was part of South Africa's successful 1996 African Cup of Nations winning side, feels that SAFA have made the correct decision in opting for the long-time Bafana assistant boss.

He told the Daily Dispatch: "I'm extremely happy that Pitso has finally been appointed as Bafana Bafana coach. This is what we have always been waiting for.

"You know, I had been an angry man because nothing was done right in South African soccer.

"However, I believe that Pitso's appointment is a step in the right direction."

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs star has called for all South Africans to rally behind Mosimane.

"I would like to urge fellow South Africans to support Pitso because he is our coach.

"I know that Pitso is a very organised person and he has always wanted to prove himself as a coach. Nobody deserved the job more than him. I wish him the best of luck in his tough job."

Supersport United boss, Mosimane, has served as assistant for the last four years, and Moloi believes it is only right that he is finally given a chance at the helm.

"I'm very happy for Pitso though there was a time when I doubted that SAFA would give him the job," said the former Orlando Pirates star.

"He deserves to coach Bafana Bafana after learning from Parreira in the last three years," said Moloi.

Mosimane put pen to paper on a four-year deal which is rumoured to be in the region of R600 000-R800 000 a month for his services. 
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