SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo has opened up on his admiration for mentor and rival coach Pitso Mosimane.
Tembo believes it's no surprise that Mosimane is one of the top coaches on the continent after the passion he showed during the beginning years of his coaching life while being an assistant at SuperSport United.
“I’m not surprised where Pitso is now‚ because I saw it when he was assistant-coach to Bruce Grobbelaar and we were fighting relegation at that moment‚” Tembo told SAFJA.
“The bosses came to address us. And they took long and we were at training already. After they addressed us Bruce just said‚ ‘Nah’, he wanted to cancel training.
“Coach Pitso cried‚ there at training. Because for him it became so personal. That’s why some players don’t last with him. Because if you’re not really committed you can’t last with him.
“He literally cried. But for me it seems positive because I saw someone who really could go far. Because at that moment he didn’t really care who was watching. He could see that we were fighting relegation‚ and we had to fight and put more effort in training.”
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