Pitso Mosimane Biography

Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane, professionally known as Pitso Mosimane, is a South African football manager and former player. He is one of the longest-serving and most successful coaches in all South African football. Since 2001, Pitso Mosimane has won multiple trophies.

Basic Information
Stage Name: Pitso Mosimane
Real Name: Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane
Occupation: Football Coach, Football Player
Date Of Birth/Age:  26 July 1964 (57 Years Old
Place of Birth: Kagiso, Gauteng, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Moira Mosimane



Mosimane began his senior career at Jomo Cosmos. He later played for Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates; then, he joined the Greek club Ionikos playing under Coach Nikos Alefantos. Later, he joined Belgian team KFC Rita Berlaar and Qatari club Al Sadd.

Mosimane began his coaching career as an assistant coach to the under-11 players. This was during his contract with the Belgian club KFC Rita Berlaar. He later returned to South Africa to coach Mamelodi Sundowns reserves. He joined Supersport United as an assistant coach to Bruce Grobbelaar. He became head coach from 2001 to 2007. In 2001-2002, he finished second, and 2002-2003 in the Premier Soccer League.

He served as the caretaker coach of the South African National Team (Bafana Bafana) in 2007 for seven games. This was before the appointment of Carlos Alberto Parreira. He signed a four-year contract in July 2010 and was named the new head coach of South Africa.

In 2012, Mosimane was named manager of the Mamelodi Sundowns. He defeated Egypt’s Zamalek (3-1) and won the 2016 CAF Champions League. The Mamelodi Sundowns became the second South Team to win it after the Orlando Pirates in 1995.

He was announced as head coach of Al Ahly on September 30th, 2020. He became the first non-Egyptian African to manage the club. Leading Al Ahly, the team won their 9th CAF Champions League title. They won their second and 10th ones in July 2021.


Pitso Mosimane was born on July 26, 1964, in a township around Krugersdorp on the west side of Johannesburg. It is also known as Kagiso. He celebrated his 57th birthday in July 2021.

Net Worth

Pitso Mosimane has been reported to be among the top 10 coaches in Africa which the highest pay. As of 2019, Kickoff said that Mosimane earned a monthly salary of $50k, around R700,000. That was three years ago. Mohimane is certainly a millionaire in South Africa and one of the wealthiest coaches in Africa. Neither he nor anyone on his team has shared the exact estimate of his net worth with the general public.


Pitso Thlagale is married to a beautiful wife named Moira Mosimane. The couple has been together for years and is blessed with two children named Lelentle and Kopano.


His wife, Moira Thlagale, represents Pitso Mosimane. She represents him and acts as his spokesperson. Following his resignation from Al Ahly, she stated to TimesLIVE, “I got a number of calls yesterday [Monday] from different international and domestic [South African] clubs interested in Pitso Mosimane, but it’s important to state on the record that we haven’t signed anything with anyone. Interest is both worldwide and domestic,”


Pitso Mosimane has had a very successful career over the years. He has bagged many honors and achievements as a football coach. He was named PSL Coach of the Season in the years (2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019). He was also named the CAF Coach Of The Year in 2016.

In 2010, Mosimane won the South African Football Association Coach of the Year. Also, in 2013, he arose as the Absa Premiership Coach of Quarter Four. As coach of the Mamelodi Sundowns, Mosimane took home trophies at;

  • Premier Soccer (2013-2020)
  • Nedbank Cup (2014-2015, 2019-2020)
  • Telkom Knockout (2015, 2019)
  • CAF Champions League (2016)
  • CAF Super Cup (2017)

As coach of Al Ahly, he and his team took home trophies at;

  • Egypt Cup (2019-2020)
  • CAF Champions League (2019-2020, 2020-2021)
  • CAF Super Cup (2021 May, 2021 Dec.)
  • FIFA Club World Cup (3rd place 2020, 2021)


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