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Why I rejected the Super Eagles job — Mosimane

by Lovina

Popular South African coach, Pitso Mosimane has revealed he turned down the chance to manage the Super Eagles.

The former Al Ahly of Egypt coach hinted that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, recently approached him to take charge of the Super Eagles.

Mosimane said he rejected the offer because South Africa and Nigeria are in the same group for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The gaffer also said former Super Eagles captain, Austine Okocha put pressure on him to tinker with the team.

“The calls were coming from Nigeria, the talks were there. Jay-Jay Okocha was leading this thing, he was begging me. But you know South Africa and Nigeria were in the same group. It’s not too nice, it’s unpatriotic because I want to see my team in the World Cup,” Mosimane told SWANA.

“But also, work is work. You can never deny a chance to coach Chukwueze, Osimhen, those players are unbelievable, those guys are top talents in the world.”

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