Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mosimane threatens to quit South African football

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Mosimane feels he is not appreciated enough in South Africa, and has threatened to leave and find a new job outside the country's borders

Following Mamelodi Sundowns’ elimination from the Nedbank Cup on Saturday afternoon, coach Pitso Mosimane was involved in an altercation with Golden Arrows team manager Gordon Masondo. 

The Sundowns head coach accused Masondo of provoking him by entering his team's technical area to celebrate Arrows' victory.   

"The manager of Arrows came right into my technical area‚" Mosimane said. "Maybe there is a plot against me. I don’t know. The PSL take me out for days or for a lot of games. People are putting their people to come against me," he continued. 

"I feel unprotected. When I react I’m 'a loose cannon'. That’s my life‚ that’s my story in the PSL, and who cares about me? People are coming towards me to cause problems," said the Sundowns mentor.

The 52-year-old also expressed that due to the Tshwane giants recent success, jealousy has become apparent and he has threatened to leave South African football if he's not given the respect.

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"But it’s OK. I understand‚ I know why‚ because we are Sundowns‚ we are a good team‚ a big team. Everybody has to do everything to (beat us), and who is the easiest person to target? You can’t attack the players. So, you’ve got to target the one who leads the team, and that’s me," added Mosimane.

“If South African football thinks that’s the way they must treat me‚ I can go and coach somewhere else. I love football so much I could even work in Lesotho and with all my heart,” he continued.

"It is not about money. I’ve received enough from football and if South Africa feels I’m not the right person to contribute to South African football and put South Africa in the right map and play proper football‚ attacking football‚ then it’s OK. I mean it‚ if I feel it’s too much for me and I’m not appreciated in this country. I will bow out with pride and challenge others to match my record," Mosimane concluded.

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