Pitso lauds Al Ahly players


It’s been a very tough 2020 for many, but certainly one to remember for Al Ahly mentor, Pitso Mosimane.

The Kagiso-born, South Africa coach is a champion yet again after the Red Devils defeated Tala’a El-Gaish on penalties to win their first Egypt Cup title since 2017 on Saturday evening.

Second-half substitute Mahmoud Kahraba opened the scoring for Al Ahly before Nasser Mansi grabbed a 92nd-minute equalizer as the game progressed to a penalty shoot-out where the African champions prevailed.

Mosimane has now won the treble with Al Ahly just two months after taking charge of the club following Egyptian Premier League and CAF Champions League triumphs.

Speaking after the win, Mosimane reflected on his side winning the treble and spoke highly of his players, comparing them to the older generations.

“We played against a strong Tala’a El-Gaish team, and the ground at Borg Al Arab Stadium was not in its best condition,” said Mosimane told ON Time Sports.

“The current Al Ahly players are writing their names into the club’s history like the golden generation led by [Mohamed] Abou-Trika and his teammates.

“I want to thank Mahmoud El-Khatib [club president], the Al Ahly management, the technical staff, the players, and everyone who participated in these achievements. I also thank my family and Al Ahly fans.

“When I was at Sundowns, I was eliminated from the Champions League but then I won the same tournament, and this is luck, but I have to be in a special place in order for this luck to help me achieve titles,” he added.

Before joining Al Ahly, “Jingles” completed a treble with former club, Mamelodi Sundowns.

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By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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