South African Pitso Mosimane, the current coach of the Al-Ahly Jeddah team and the former Al-Ahly club, spoke about his experience in the Saudi League and helping the Greens return to the professional league.
Mosimane said in statements on South African Radio 2000: We agreed to take a calculated risk and it was a huge risk for our careers, and I joined a first-class team and this was something I had never done, we put together a good team, what we did is unbelievable.
And he continued: We were lucky to come here, (Saudi Arabia) the league had to stop because of the World Cup and this gave us time to implement our philosophy and thank God we achieved it, it was not easy.
Mosimane explained: If we succeed in getting South African players to play in the English Premier League, which is the best league in the world, why don’t we have players who come to Saudi Arabia?--
And he added: I don’t want people to say that Betso wants to take our players, but we always talk about the welfare of the players, and the players can make a good living here and buy houses.
Mosimane concluded: Here in Saudi Arabia, I can go to the mall and a fan may ask you for a picture or two, but not in Egypt, it is completely different.
Musimani led the Al-Ahly Jeddah team to return to the Saudi Professional League after occupying the top of the Saudi Roshen League competition, despite several reports indicating that the South African coach was overthrown at the end of the current season.