Mosimane dreams of Club World Cup showdown with Bayern


Al Ahly’s Fifa Club World Cup win rate is poor.

The Club World Cup is quite a different beast as Al Ahly have only managed to secure three victories and suffer nine defeats from their 12 matches in five appearances, scoring 11 goals while conceding 22 in the club global competition.

The Cairo giants, led by SA’s Pitso Mosimane will look to improve their disappointing Club World Cup statistics when they take on Al Duhail in the quarterfinal on Thursday in Qatar.

It will be Mosimane’s second showing at the annual competition having guided Mamelodi Sundowns to the 2016 Caf Champions League title, a rare feat that has only been achieved by two South African clubs, including Orlando Pirates, to date.

However, Mosimane’s men are eager to improve and put in a good performance this time around in Qatar.

While Mosimane dreams of a semi-final clash with European giants Bayern Munich, the former Bafana Bafana coach must first attempt to beat a Duhail team he regards as “very strong and dangerous”.

“They have good defenders like Moroccan Medhi Benatia, who once played for Juventus, and some sharp Brazilian forwards,” said Mosimane.

“A lot of our supporters are already talking about Bayern and their stars, but we can play them only if we get past Duhail, who are just as ambitious as us.

“I told my players that every Egyptian will be supporting us because we are here to represent all of them.

“We are also in Qatar to wave the African flag and I have received best wishes from many South Africans,” he concluded.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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