Mosimane pays tribute to Modise, lambasts Fortune

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has criticised the reports that Quinton Fortune could be brought in as a second assistant coach to Stuart Baxter for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

SA under-17 Coach Molefi Ntseki is Baxter’s only Assistant Coach at the moment.

Fortune, former Bafana Bafana player, has worked with Baxter before at SAFA. But Mosimane says Fortune was not loyal to Bafana in his playing days.

Meanwhile, Mosimane also paid tribute to Teko Modise who retired from professional football on Saturday.

His final game was a 1-0 defeat to Black Leopards in Thohoyandou on Sunday. Modise played for SuperSport United, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

He also represented Bafana Bafana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup on home soil.

Mosimane won his fourth league title to join the elite group of coaches who have won the record four titles.

The likes of Gordon Igesund, Ted Dumitru and Gavin Hunt have also won the premiership title four times.

Mosimane gave credit to his assistant coaches Wendell Robinson and Manqoba Mngqithi.

Sundowns have evolved in the last five years since Mosimane joined the team. Players such as Modise, Surprise Moriri, Esrom Nyandoro, Percy Tau, Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly used to be stars of the Brazilians and have helped the team to win the league in the past.

And Mosimane has praised the current crop of players. – Report by Vincent Sitsula

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