TIMELINE: Sundowns coach Mosimane’s rise and rise to best coach in Africa

06 January 2017 - 17:46 By Mahlatse Mphahlele
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is the first South African coach to claim the continent’s top honour. Picture credits: Gallo Images
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is the first South African coach to claim the continent’s top honour. Picture credits: Gallo Images
Image: Gallo Images

July 2001:

Appointed head coach of SuperSport United.

September 2004:

Guides SuperSport to SAA Supa8 success

May 2005:

Guides SuperSport to Absa Cup success

May 2005:

Wins 2004-05 season Premier Soccer League (PSL) coach of the year award

  • Coach of the year Mosimane's best one-liners that made us smilePitso Mosimane achieved his crowning moment as a coach on Thursday night when he was named the Confederation of African Football’s coach of the year for 2016. 

January 2006:

Serves as Bafana Bafana assistant coach to Ted Dumitru at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations

October 2006:

Appointed interim coach of Bafana Bafana.

February 2007:

Appointed assistant coach to Carlos Alberto Parreira for Bafana

June 2010:

Assists Parreira at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Bafana exited in the first round

July 2010:

Appointed Bafana coach

June 2012:

Fired as Bafana coach

  • Give Jingles a Bells - Mbaks and PSL congratulate SundownsSports Minister Fikile Mbalula and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) have congratulated Mamelodi Sundowns on their awards handed to them at the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) prizegiving for 2016 in Abuja‚ Nigeria on Thursday night. 

December 2012:

Appointed Sundowns coach

May 2014:

Guides Sundowns to their first PSL title in eight years

May 2015:

Coaches Downs to Nedbank Cup success

December 2015:

Guides Sundowns to Telkom Knockout Cup success

  • Algeria's Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the YearRiyad Mahrez, who inspired Leicester City to an extraordinary Premier League title triumph last season, was named African Footballer of the Year on Thursday. 

May 2016:

Leads Downs to a second league title in two years‚ with a record 71 points

September 2016:

Guides Sundowns past Zesco United in the semifinals to the Caf Champions League final

October 2016:

Sundowns win the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate over Zamalek

January 2016:

Named African coach of the year.

  - TMG Digital

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