Teboho Mokoena receives a gift from Pitso Mosimane.

Teboho Mokoena receives a gift from Pitso Mosimane.

After his Morocco display, Pitso Mosimane penned a lengthy, heartfelt letter praising Bafana Bafana midfielder Teboho Mokoena.

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Veteran coach Pitso Mosimane praised Bafana Bafana midfielder Teboho Mokoena after his display against Morocco. South Africa booked its place in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after defeating Morocco on 30 January.

The team performed well as they organised themselves perfectly in defence and attack.

They finished the first half without a goal but twerked their tactics in the second half and scored twice. On the score sheet was Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena, who scored in the dying minutes. After the match, Bafana Bafana celebrated with their fans, and Mokoena was the Man of the Match. His performance caught Pitso’s attention as he shared his thoughts on X (Twitter).

Pitso was already convinced by Mokoena well before he scored. He also spoke about Bafana’s chances of winning the tournament, showing his belief in them.

“One step at a time, we still have a road to travel, feet on the ground but we can celebrate this hard earned victories.”


Sharing on his X, Pitso Mosimane praised Teboho Mokoena, saying he bossed the midfield.

“Tebogo Mokoena! What a player,” he said, speaking about Mokoena’s abilities. “The free kick he scored, was just the icing on the cake” he continued, praising his goal.

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“He stepped on every grass leaf on the pitch. Bossing the midfield.” Pitso recognised the midfielder’s workrate. “No arguments , SA is one of the most tactically disciplined team in the tournament. No frills , just grinding.💪🏿🇿🇦 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾” he finished.


Many fans agreed with him after Pitso Mosimane praised Teboho Mokoena after the Morocco match.

@NyKoMR ” If you look at this picture, you’ll see that he was on BEAST mode. He believes in his abilities.

@LiteFooty “The best player on the pitch tonight”

@MagnificentSha5 “This is what we struggled with in the recent past. Tactical awareness and discipline is key. Talent alone is not enough.”

@Wadostydray910 “I agree with u @TheRealPitso Bafana will win if they can pass the Semis,Anyway thanks to @Masandawana for the team”

@AdvovoNotTeffo “I don’t see him returning to Chloorkop. He is going straight to England”

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