Pitso Mosimane is a South African former professional football player who has had massive success with notable clubs as a manager. A native of Kagiso, in Krugersdorp, Pitso Mosimane is considered one of the highest-paid African football coaches, with a net worth reported to be around $5 million. Despite the nature of his career, which exposes him to the public’s evaluation and scrutiny, he has remained a fan favorite for years.
Ever since he turned pro in the game of football, he has achieved so much individual success both as a player and a coach. Pitso is easily remembered for his impact on the South African club sides SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns and for leaving lasting impacts on players and other clubs he banded with over the course of his career.
Pitso Mosimane Was An Exceptional Footballer During His Playing Days
Mosimane began his youth career at Rockville Hungry Lions club, after which he kicked off his senior career at the popular Johannesburg-based football club Jomo Cosmos in 1982. He made a total of 27 appearances and netted 7 goals for the club until 1984 when his career with the club came to an end.
He returned to Jomo in 1986 from Mamelodi Sundowns (he joined the club in 1985) and later again in 1988 after exiting Sundowns for the second time in 1987. During his last stint at Jomo, he scored 11 goals from 14 appearances and then played for the following clubs between 1989 and 1996 – Orlando Pirates, the Greece-based club Ionikos, KFC Rita Berlaar, and Al Sadd.
Mosimane made a total of 189 appearances and scored 49 goals as a professional player for his clubs. Between 1993-1994, he also represented South Africa four times and scored one goal for his country. In the course of his career, Pitso was a brilliant and respectable player who exhibited his talent on the field across regions.
In addition to an average bonus of R5,316, the salary of an average football player in South Africa is R210,943 or an equivalent hourly rate of R101, according to a recent publication. Unfortunately, the exact amount Pitso received as his salary during his playing days is not open to public scrutiny. However, the fact that he was one of the best players and also featured for big clubs during his era is an indication that he was well paid during his playing days.
Pitso Had His Senior Career At the Following Clubs:
- Jomo Cosmos (1982–1984, 1986, 1988)
- Mamelodi Sundowns (1985)
- Mamelodi Sundowns (1987)
- Orlando Pirates (1989)
- Ionikos (1989–1995)
- KFC Rita Berlaar (1995)
- Al Sadd (1996)
The Kagiso-born Manager Now Pulls A Bigger Paycheck Following His Transition Into Coaching
It is not known specifically the changes that have occurred in his earnings from the time he ended his professional career as a player to now that he is a hotly sought-after manager. What is clear, however, is that since Pitso retired as a player, he has obviously improved his money situation. He now earns more income than he did as a player.
The Kagiso native is believed to have had a reasonable pay rise in his salary after he became a coach. Through his earnings, Mosimane has also been able to save and achieve bigger goals revolving around his life and career.
Pitso lives in one of the choicest areas in the country in a plush apartment that houses all the members of his family. He also has exotic rides, as well as other jaw-dropping assets that benefit people of his calibre.
He Currently Earns a Whopping R54 million Per Year from His Job At Al Ahly
Pitso Mosimane is one of Africa’s most experienced tactical football managers. He deserves every penny he receives from his employers or has amassed over the years. The Kagiso-born football manager will take earn an annual salary of a whopping R54 million from the Egyptian football club Al Ahly after he joined the North African club side in September 2020.
Al Ahly is one of the biggest teams in Africa and North Africa has a reputation for paying a substantial salary. If news making the rounds are anything to go by, Pitso’s reported new salary will now tower over his paycheck at Mamelodi Sundowns, which was put at R800,000 and R1-million per month (including win bonuses) by the time he signed a new four-year deal with the team in May 2020.
The respected manager resigned from his position as Mamelodi Sundown’s coach in late September 2020 after investing eight years in the team. He won so many trophies with them and was greatly loved by Downs’ supporters.
His move to Al Ahly is widely seen as a good move, especially financially. Interestingly, Pitso led his new team to their 9th CAF Champions League title on the 27th of November 2020, when they won the 2020 final against Zamalek.
Pitso Mosimane Is Reported to be worth about $5 million
Pitso Mosimane is one of the wealthiest football coaches on African soil. His major and only source of income is football. It is not known if he has other business channels or investments through which he boosts his financial life and builds his net worth.
Also, the manager hasn’t publicly endorsed any product or brand both in the past and present. As regards his net worth, the exact value of the South African born coach’s assets is being calculated by relevant authorities. However, some online sources have placed his net worth to be around $5 million, which is quite befitting.
Is He Listed Among The Highest Paid Football Coaches In Africa?
Pitso Mosimane is widely regarded as the most successful football manager in South African football history. He does not only have an impressive resume and trophies to show for his efforts in the coaching business, but he also occupies a deserving position on the list of football managers who go home with a staggering amount at the end of every month.
Mosimane doesn’t only compete in South African games with his boys. He also takes part in continental competitions like CAF Champion and with high-profile clubs in Africa and beyond. This alone gives him an edge over average South African coaches, in addition to his wealth of experience and professionalism.
Other managers who made the list of highest-paid coaches for the 2019/2020 season include South Africa’s Gavin Hunt who is currently the manager of Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs, Wadi Degla’s former coach Panagiotis Gonias, Zambia’s national team head coach Milutin Sredojević, as well as Zamalek’s former coach Patrice Carteron.