Cape Town Pitso Mosimane is the first South African coach to earn a CAF Pro Licence, and Safa president Danny Jordaan has praised him for his accomplishment.
The counterpart of the Uefa Pro Licence in terms of coaching credentials is the CAF Pro License. The former manager of Bafana Bafana, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Al Ahly can now coach anywhere in the world thanks to this development.
This is a new turning point in Mosimane’s illustrious career, according to Jordaan.
“He is the first South African to be included among coaches who have earned degrees, certificates, and international recognition. “This is to confirm that his contribution, his coaching talent is recognized, not only on the continent but throughout the world,” Jordaan said. He has already been coaching outside of the country and winning significant medals with a club outside of South Africa.
The fact that his federation (Safa) was present to recognize the accomplishment, according to Mosimane, left him feeling moved and humbled.
It is a privilege for me to be brought to this house (SAFA House), he said. “Yes, I have a long history with the federation, and for me, it’s important to spread the good news.
You folks probably forgot that Safa brought me to school for six weeks in Germany to learn football with the German Football Association. It was my foundational phase, and I’m grateful that you recognized it. People occasionally fail to bring up issues like this. I went to school here.Four years ago, the three-time CAF Champions League champion Mosimane and 22 other African managers took part in the historic CAF Pro Licence, which marked the beginning of his adventure. In June, the 23 coaches participating in the first CAF Pro Licence coaching diploma were hosted by CAF in Rabat, Morocco.
The fact that Mosimane and his fellow graduates were invited to join the CAF Pro Licence rather than applying speaks volumes about his development on the international stage.
After a journey that began in 2018, Mosimane was among the first batch of graduates when the course’s final module completed on June 11.
Coaches that are actively coaching at a professional level, have proven a specific degree of high performance and achievement, and have obtained a CAF A Licence or an equivalent certification recognized by CAF are eligible for the CAF Pro Licence.
Walid Regragui, a Champions League champion, Florent Ibenge, a Confederations Cup victor, and Mosimane were among the 23 coaches chosen after a rigorous selection procedure (three-time Champions League winner).
In spite of the fact that some of them have had a demanding season with their clubs and national teams, the course required a high level of participation in the form of assignments and reporting.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation collaborated on this (RMFF).