Pitso Mosimane‘s agency MT Sports has issued a statement in which they rejected the apology by Mamelodi Sundowns to the Al Ahly coach.
The Reds had reached the CAF Champions League semi-finals for the 17th time after repeating their last year’s 3-1 aggregate victory over Mamelodi Sundowns.
A 2-0 victory in the first-leg in Cairo was followed by a 1-1 draw in Pretoria as Al Ahly will now face Espérance Sportive de Tunis in the semi-finals next June.
Expected to receive a welcoming return by the fans of the club he led to 10 trophies, Mosimane was subject to insults and abuse ahead of the game by a group of Sundowns fans.
24 hours after the incident, the Sundowns board reprehended these actions and issued an official apology to their Egyptian counterpart.
In their statement, they confirmed that an investigation will be held to identify the culprits and will take all necessary actions against them.
However, the apology didn’t go well with Mosimane’s agency who pointed out that the Sudnowns’ statement totally ignores their client and his family as it only said: “We, therefore, want to apologise to Al Ahly and those associated with the club.”
A statement from the MT agency read: “To this effect‚ as the management company of coach Pitso‚ we are disappointed that Mamelodi Sundowns FC have not apologised to him personally but issued a general statement apologising to Al Ahly and those associated with the team.
“This is not good enough. The insults were directed at coach Pitso in his personal capacity and to his mother.
“We hope the entire Sundowns family will continue to look at the success of coach Pitso as something to celebrate‚ not vilify,” they added.
Moreover, the South African Football Association has condemned the abuse directed at Pitso Mosimane, promising to get to the bottom of the matter and bring the culprits to book.