You do not necessarily have to be a lover of football before you can know who Pitso Mosimane is in South Africa. The former football star and the current manager of Al Ahly SC in Egypt has attained celebrity status in South Africa, first for his years as a footballer and then the successes he achieved when he coached various teams, including Mamelodi Sundowns, with which he won 5 Premier Soccer League. Since moving to Egypt in 2020, he has already won the CAF Champions League, Egyptian Premier League, and the Egypt Cup.
Of course, it is the successes of his career that always gets almost all the attention, more than his family life with his wife, Moira Mosimane, who has been with him for many years and has also offered him the support he needs through his successes over the years. The couple is blessed with two kids, as well as great fortune, which is evident in the things they own, including their lavish home in Gauteng.
Quick Profile of Pitso Mosimane
- Name: Pitso Mosimane
- Date of Birth: 26 July 1964
- Occupation: Football Manager, Former Professional Player
- Wife: Moira Mosimane
- Children: Lelentle Mosimane, Kopano Mosimane, and Reatlegile Mosimane
- Net worth: Over $5 million
The Al Ahly Coach And Moira Mosimane Have Been Together For Many Years
Pitso Mosimane’s wife and agent. Power to this incredible woman. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/ToxlptFlWf
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) October 3, 2020
It is no secret that the beautiful couple has been together for many years, although there have been no accurate details about the year they tied the knot in the public domain. Nonetheless, judging by the fact that they have grown-up children, one can say they have been together for close to or even over two decades.
They always celebrate each other on social media but keep most of their personal details a secret, and because of this, not much is known about how the two met, their marriage, and other such details. What is known, however, is that Moira is also a businesswoman apart from being the agent of her husband. Also famous as Moira Tlhagale, she is a Quantity Surveyor by profession, as well as a registered Construction Project manager.
A graduate of the University of Cape Town from where she obtained a B.Sc Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying, as well as Peninsula Technikon from where she got a National Diploma in Building Surveying. She is the brain behind TMTJ Consulting, which she solely owns.
In 2010, when the country hosted the FIFA World Cup, she was part of the Local Organizing Committee of the South Africa Technical Team. Her role was to see to the competition of the 10 stadiums used for the tournament as part of the Oversight Project Management.
Pitso Mosimane’s Wife Also Doubles As His Manager
Pitso Mosimane and Moira Mosimane are much more than just man and wife, they are also business partners of some sort as Moira is the legendary manager’s agent. It is no secret that she has been instrumental in negotiating his historic move to Al Ahly.
Before the deal, Moira had in May 2020, negotiated a four-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns, which was to see Pitso remain with the team until 2024. However, only months later, she pulled another deal that was said to be worth R50 million each year for the two seasons with the Egyptian giants.
In the years he spent with Sundowns, Pitso won everything there was to win, and so his move to Al Ahly was said to have been facilitated by his wife not necessarily for the big paycheck that came with it, but mostly to help him achieve another goal; winning the FIFA World Club Cup.
Although the partnership between couples has not worked for many people, it has turned out just fine for this beautiful couple as they still held on to their marriage in one piece, on one hand, and on the other, their professional lives seem to be doing just fine.
Pitso Mosimane And His Wife Are Blessed With Three Kids
One of the interesting things about the Mosimane family is that while it is small, it is well-knitted, something anyone who has followed the career of Pitso will be able to tell as he always has the support of his wife and three kids; Lelentle, Kopano, and Reatlegile, although many sources suggest they have only two children.
He has always kept his family life on a separate and more private lane compared to his professional life, and because of this, not so much is known about his children. However, it is known that Pitso is not the only one blessed with athleticism as his son, Kopano, has the potentials of also becoming a great athlete. He is also treading the path of his father as he plays soccer, but more than that, he also plays rugby, cricket, and he’s a swimmer. It is still unclear if he will make a career out of football.
His daughter, Lelentle is a grown and beautiful woman. Back in 2016, it was revealed that although she enjoyed playing netball, there wasn’t much to make anyone believe she was going to make a career as an athlete, since she was more inclined towards academics. At the moment, not much is known about Lelentle who is the eldest of his three kids.
The youngest of the kids who is also the least known is Reatlegile Mosimane who was only 9 years old in 2020. While speaking about his youngest child, the Al Ahly manager said he has not had so much time to train him in becoming a footballer, although he doesn’t think the kid has so much in terms of dribbling skills. Hence, fans should not expect to see another Pitso in Reatlegile.
According to him, he got the time to watch his son play during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, and he saw his strengths and weaknesses; his technique isn’t good. In December 2020, Mosimane, his wife, and daughter were reported to have contracted the Covid-19 virus in Egypt, but they all recovered without any complications.
He Lives In A House That Is A Testament of His Success
If there was ever a thing that Pitso Mosimane was not successful at, it was not his career. He recorded so much success when he was a footballer with Bafana Bafana and other clubs, and now as a coach, he has also continued to record many successes. It is thanks to this that he has a mouth-watering net worth of over $5 million. He made his fortune from his career as a football manager, among other things.
Currently, he is one of the highest-paid coaches on the African continent as he pockets over R50 million each year from Al Ahly. He enjoys the best things money can afford even though he is not known to be lavish. For quite a while, there have been talks about his massive and expensive home in Johannesburg, which houses him and his family, although no details have been provided on the property.
Information about its size, features, and cost all remain sketchy. However, it is known that he has a home in Houghton. The property has a garden with space enough to play mild sports, including football, rugby, and a few other sports. The property also has a swimming pool and a library, where the coach has many books, being a lover of reading, and many accolades won through the years.
Apart from his exotic home, the football manager also has several cars, including a Hyundai Tuscon, which he was gifted in 2018, valued at R400 000. Described as a lover of cars, he also has a Mercedes-Benz C350 to his name.