Pitso breaks silence on CAF CL final heartbreak


The defeat scuppered the chance for Mosimane's side to clinch a historic hat-trick of continental trophies after consecutive titles.

A disappointed Mosimane was seen giving his runners-up medal to a ball boy immediately after the trophy ceremony.

"It was a very emotional situation," Mosimane said speaking at the launch of his soccer school in Johannesburg.

"The emotional situation is that my players declared we are going to fight and give our best to win the final.

"It would be additionally nice to win it in Morocco in their home territory when things are loaded against us, we will do that.

"You have to be in Africa to see the game, it's tough, it's hostile, it's pressure.

"When you are playing home you know you are playing at home, it’s not like a South African derby between Pirates and Chiefs where half of the crowd is Pirates supporters, with the other half Chiefs supporters.

"Because of this, it was a strange decision that was taken to award the final to Morocco with a reason given that other possible hosts had withdrawn.

"Senegal withdrew from hosting, Nigeria withdrew, you know there are a lot of withdrawals even with CAF when it comes to important things such as the CAF presidency."

Mosimane is spending a few days in South Africa for the launch of his Pitso Mosimane Soccer School before flying to Morocco to complete his coaching course.