Mosimane turns up Club World Cup mind games


The master of mind games Pitso Mosimane is at it once again as the Al Ahly head coach piled the pressure on Bayern Munich after his side booked a place in the Fifa Club World Cup semifinals against the European champions.

Mosimane’s troops earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Qatari champions Al Duhail at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Thursday and will face Bayern on Monday for a place in the final.

The pressure is on Bayern to reach the final as the former title holders and they are expected to win the tournament once again, says, the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana mentor, who helped the Cairo giants to become the first African side since 2013 to win their opening Club World Cup match.

“Against Bayern Munich, we should have fun I think, we have nothing to lose but everything to gain. Imagine we win that match our lives would turnaround,” says Mosimane.

“It’s a very difficult match to go and win, against a big team, the champions, they have won the Cup, the league and they’ve won the Champions League.

“Okay we also did the same in Africa, we won everything, the treble but they’re Bayern. They’ve got pressure because they’re expected to beat us where we don’t have pressure. We’re going to have fun, maybe frustrate them a little bit and see how it goes,” insists the Ahly coach.

‘It would be nice to take them to penalties… but that team that beat Barcelona with Messi on the pitch 8-2, who are we? So, we are just here to have fun, they have all the great football players, but you know how football is, sometimes football has got it owns m mysteries and you ask yourself what happened.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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