The price you pay for coaching Al Ahly…


Pitso Moismane says he is working hard to meet the standards set by Al Ahly fans.

And the Ahly coach has seemingly won over the passionate fans of the club by defending the Caf Champions League and winning four trophies since joining the Cairo giants last year.

“I don’t think there are any other fans that are more passionate than Al Ahly fans, I have never seen people who are as passionate like them because they love the team and they love the game,” said Mosimane.

“They don’t want anything else but a win because their expectations are very high and that puts too much pressure on the players and coaches. Having said that, this is the price you pay for playing or coaching a big club like Al Ahly.”

The African champions will compete in the Fifa Club World Cup in December at a venue yet to be revealed and Mosimane is optimistic of reaching the final.

“I am hoping to meet a Japanese team in the first game, then a South or Central American team and Chelsea in the final. I get nervous before every game, even in the friendly, it is just anxiety to know how it is going to come up and who is going to score.

“What kind of goal are we going to score, can we score a goal that we worked on? So, yes, I do get nervous. I don’t think there is a coach who doesn’t get nervous before the game, otherwise it means you know that you are going to win.

“All the games that I am involved in the Premier League in SA or here in Egypt, you are not sure if you are going to win,” concluded the former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns mentor.

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By FARPost Reporter