Despicable and insulting posters were held aloft as Mosimane and his team arrived in their team bus at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday for their CAF Champions League second leg clash against his former side, Mamelodi Sundowns. Pitso Mosimane successfully plotted the elimination of his former club as his new side progressed to the semi-finals 3-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in Attridgeville. In a post-match press conference, Mosimane, now 56, was reduced to tears as he revealed an earlier occasion when he was still Mamelodi Sundowns coach.
“I remember the first time I came here with Mamelodi Sundowns to play against SuperSport United, I was emotional little bit emotional because I spent seven years at SuperSport United but we’re professionals and this is a game of football.
“But I was little bit emotional only when I saw the placards outside and they stop the bus and all these people swearing at me, swearing at my mother.
“I said to myself, what else I should have done for this team to get the respect? But it’s football I understand and I know the person who did that. And I know the person who is behind that.
“Just bitter because I left, I had to move on with my life, there’s more, I don’t want to talk, the things that I’ve received before my match from South Africa, if I show you my phone, correspondence I’ve received, emails I’ve received, they just don’t let me go,” Pitso Mosimane revealed.
As a reminder, Mamelodi Sundowns won no fewer than TEN trophies under his guidance. Al Ahly will face one of Esperance Tunis or CR Belouizdad in the semi-finals as the Egyptians giants look to defend their title.