JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was named Coach of the Year at the Glo Caf Awards on Thursday night.
The awards took place in Abuja.
Mosimane claimed the prize after leading Sundowns to the 2016 African Champions League title, beating off competition from the Democratic Republic of Congo and AS Vita tactician Florent Ibenge.
He is the first South African to claim Africa’s top honour for coaches.
The Brazilians’ coach adds this honour to the Coach of the Year award he won at the PSL Awards ceremony in May last year.
Mosimane’s team also won big after being named the Club of the Year.
Sundowns picked up the Club of the Year prize for their African Champions League triumph, becoming just the second South African side after Kaizer Chiefs (2001) to be bestowed with the honour.
The Brazilians beat off competition from African Confederation Cup winners TP Mazembe from the DRC, and Zambian Champions League semi-finalists Zesco United.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
African Player of the Year
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)
Most Promising Talent
Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)
Youth Player of the Year
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria and Arsenal)
Coach of the Year
Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Club of the Year
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
Referee of the Year
Bakary Papa Gassama