Ahly dare not underestimate Chiefs


Egyptian giants Al Ahly dare not underestimate the underdogs Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the Caf Champions League finals in Morocco.

The Nine-time Caf Champions League winners will face ‘Amakhosi’ tonight at Stade Mohammed V Stadium and kick off is scheduled for 21:00 (SA time).

Millions of the supporters of the ‘Red Devils’ believe that the outcome of the match is not in doubt, but their only question is the victory margin for their side.

Meanwhile, the Soweto giants were ranked outsiders when the competition commenced last November and the Glamour Boys have already defied massive odds to reach the final.

With Pitso Mosimane having an ample TV footage of Chiefs, he still labels the South African side “mysterious” and “difficult to analyse”.

Mosimane went on to say that Stuart Baxter’s troops have “scored a lot and conceded a lot” in the Champions League this season.

In fact, Chiefs have averaged less than a goal a game in Africa, netting 12 in 14 qualifying, group, quarter-final and semi-final matches.

“I have a little bit of a conflict facing Chiefs,” admits the Al Ahly mentor.

“I am a South African plotting the downfall of my countrymen.

“However, it is about me, my family and my team. They come first. Either I want to give my winners medal to Chiefs or keep it for myself and I think you (media) know the answer to that one.

“Ahly are not a welfare or charitable organisation handing out stars (Champions League winners medals). We want to win what they call ‘El Ashra’ (10th title) in Egypt.”

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By FARPost Reporter