Johannesburg - One of Africa’s most celebrated football coaches, Pitso Mosimane has tested positive for COVID-19.
His Al Ahly football club confirmed the development in a statement Wednesday, saying the South African coach was self-isolating.
“Al Ahly's head coach Pitso Mosimane tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Mosimane will now miss Friday's league clash against Ghazl El Mahalla. Mosimane will follow the ministry of health’s protocol for Covid-19 and will be self-isolated at home,” said the club.
Taking to Twitter, Mosimane said: “Evening everybody, just went for X-rays and will get the advice from the doctors tomorrow. Thanks for all the good wishes. I will be back soon.”
The 56-year-old joined an elite league of coaches who have won two CAF Champions League titles with different clubs when he led ended Ahly’s seven-year wait for the trophy when he led the Egyptian side to a ninth title in November.
He joined Al Ahly in September, shortly after leading Sundowns to the South African domestic treble of the Premier Soccer League, the Telkom Knockout Cup and the Nedbank Cup.
The positive COVID-19 test came after Mosimane’s Al Ahly beat Misr Lel Makkasa 3-1 in their opening match of the 2020/21 Egyptian Premier League season last weekend.