South Africa’s Mosimane willing to coach Super Eagles

Former head coach of South Africa’s national team, Pitso Mosimane has said if he is presented with the chance to manage the Super Eagles he would gladly accept the offer.

Mosimane, who is also a former South Africa international, is a free agent after leaving Saudi club, Al Wahda in November.

KickOff quoted him as saying the Nigerian team has talented players like Chukwueze and Osimhen, but noted that it was not enough to win games.

The ex-Bafana Bafana manager believes he has what it takes to develop the Super Eagles if the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is interested in hiring an African.

Mosimane said; “They have a lot of talent – the likes of Samuel Chukwueze and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen. But talent alone is not enough, because if it were only about talent, they would have beaten Lesotho 7-0, but they drew with them. And pound for pound, they would have also beaten Zimbabwe.

“So, the job of the coach is to bring confidence, stability, leadership, winning mentality, and teamwork within the group. The Nigeria job is one I would consider, but it would also depend on whether they want the team to be led by an African. Because the only African coach they had was Stephen Keshi.”

The current Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro, has been under intense pressure following the team’s shoddy display in recent outings.

Meanwhile, in November, there were reports that Peseiro applied for a coaching job at Egyptian club, Zamalek SC, but he denied it.

“Jose Peseiro is among the names already nominated to lead Zamalek. But he does not enjoy any preference. He is just one name among many CVs on the board of directors’ table,” a source said.

But the Portuguese coach restated his committent to the Nigerian national team, emphasising that there has been no negotations from Zamalek.

Peseiro said; “At the present, all my focus is on the Nigerian national team only. There are no negotiations from Zamalek in any case and I am not thinking about anything else.”