Pitso Mosimane’s dream start to life as Al Ahly coach continued as he guided his men to the Egyptian Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Al Ittihad on Tuesday night.
Al Ahly had to come from behind to win the semi-final as Ittihad opened the scoring in the 35th minute courtesy of a goal by Razzak Cisse before Afsha Magdy, who hit the winning goal in the Caf Champions League against Zamalek on Friday was on target once again as he levelled matters in the 72th minute.
With two minutes remaining, Al Ahly went ahead when Hamdy Fathi headed in the winner to break Ittihad fans’ hearts and secure a cup final date against Al Gaish on Saturday.
Mosimane along with his assistant Cavin Johnson remain firmly on course to seal a historic treble as the Cairo giants have already clinched the Caf Champions League and the Egyptian Premier League.
Ahly have only managed to achieve the treble on two occassions, back in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 season.
“We’ve won this game despite the exhaustion from our game against Zamalek in the Caf Champions League final. They all showed a great spirit,” said Mosimane’s other assistant, Samy Qomsan, who reckons they deserved to be in the cup final.
Meanwhile, Ahly’s Director of Football Sayed Abdelhafiz said the team is driven by winning. “We have great ambitions to win the tournament, as we haven’t won it for a while,” he said.
“But we want to clinch the title to please our beloved fans,” concluded Abdelhafiz.
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By FARPost Reporter