Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed he will hand over the reins to his assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi in their Nedbank Cup match against Cape Town All stars tonight and trusts the man will do a good job in while charge.
Mosimane will watch the match from the stands as he is serving a suspension for the first time ever in his coaching career after he was sent to the stands by referee Victor Gomes during the game with Cape Town City last Friday night. The African coach of the year says he will not make any phone calls or send instructions to his assistant as he is familiar with the work he has to do.
“it teaches you to involve the people you work with on your plans, on your thinking. If they know your game plan, then there’s no need to phone. It’s how you as a head coach work with your assistant”, Mosimane explained.
“Sometimes head coaches do their own thing and their assistants only see the line-up on the day of the match. When you have a good assistant who has been at the highest level, you are able to talk and give instructions. I was smiling in the stands against Cape Town City and I never sent anybody say tell Manqoba this or tell Manqoba that because he knows the plan. We do match analysis together, so you must empower your assistant”, he further explained.
Sundowns will be visitors to Cape Town All Stars at the Athlone Stadium tonight, kick off at 20h00.