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Al Ahly confirm Pitso appointment



Al Ahly have confirmed the appointment of Pitso Mosimane on a two-year contract.

Mosimane shocked South African football with his resignation from the Brazilians on Wednesday.

He issued a heartfelt goodbye to the club and its supporters, and with the backing of club President Patrice Motsepe, the serial league winner set off for Egypt on Thursday.

The record holding eight-time CAF Champions League winners announced the official appointment of Mosimane with a message on their Twitter account.

"The wait is over," it read. Pitso [Mosimane] is now officially the coach of the African club of the century."

Mosimane replaces Rene Weiler as head coach of the famous club after his contract terminated.

The club added in a statement on their website: "The club's board of directors decided in its meeting on today‚ Thursday‚ headed by president Mahmoud El Khatib‚ to approve what was mentioned in the memorandum submitted by the Planning Committee in coordination with the general supervisor of football‚ which included the following:

"One – Termination of the contractual relationship with Mr. Rene Weiler‚ coach of the first football team‚ in accordance with the terms of his contract with the club due to the difficulty of achieving his urgent demands‚ which were not included in the contract clauses and contradict the interest and stability of the team at this important stage‚ as well as the players' need to focus and prepare for the next stage.

"Two - A contract with Mr Pitso Mosimane‚ South African Technical Director of the first football team‚ as of tomorrow [Friday] for a period of two seasons‚ with his technical staff‚ which includes a general coach‚ a physical trainer and a performance analyst.

"Also joining the device is Sami Shirts as assistant coach‚ Belgian Michel Yancon as goalkeeper-coach‚ who were kept on; and Sayed Abdel Hafeez continues as director of football."