After winning a 17th major title in his coaching career, Pitso Mosimane has called for a level playing field in the format of the FIFA Club World Cup. Mosimane will lead Al Ahly to yet another Club World Cup after winning back-to-back CAF Champions League titles.
“I think at this point in time Africa can stand up against CONMEBOL because we beat the CONMEBOL team last year,” noted Mosimane after winning his third CAF Champions League title as a coach.
As it stands, the Africa representatives have to play extra games at the Club World Cup before meeting the South American team.
“Probably FIFA will look at it differently, but I think why should we play more games than CONMEBOL? What’s the difference? We beat them now, so I think the playing fields should be leveled,” argued the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach.
Mosimane also took the opportunity to take a swipe at the international football awards.
“Even the awards of the Footballer of the Year and Coach of the Year, we don’t feature. Only the Europeans feature. We’ve won trophies, I’ve won about nine but nobody cares. I’m not the coach of Liverpool but history will state,” Mosimane beamed.
Mosimane will now return to the Egypt Premier League where his Al Ahly team is chasing down arch-rivals Zamalek for the title.