‘We did things that had never been done’, says Ahly coach Mosimane

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Feb 2022

Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane believes that his team has achieved huge success under his guidance despite the different quality of the current squad compared to the team’s golden generation in 2006.

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Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane

The South African coach guided Ahly to winning two consecutive champions league titles and two bronze medals at the FIFA Club World Cup, surpassing the achievement of the team’s golden generation of Mohamed Barakat, Mohamed Abou Treika and Wael Gomaa, who clinched the bronze medal in 2006 under the guidance of fabulous coach Manuel Jose Da Silva.

“We have good players who won the Champions league two times and they want to make their own history, because history is important to Ahly,” Mosimane said on the whistle podcast on Monday.

“We don’t have the quality of Abrou Treika, Barakat and Wael Gomaa, they are top players… but we have made our own history.”

“We go to the World Cup two times in a row and we get the bronze, we win the champions league back to back, we win the African Super Cup back to back.

“We brought the team back to the international stage. Ahly is a big team who won many trophies, it is true.”

When asked about his future with the team, the South African coach said that his contract with the club will expire after five months, and he would be ''surprised'' if the club decides not to renew his contract.

Mosimane, who was appointed as Ahly coach in October 2020, is close to signing a contract extension soon, with several reports suggesting that Ahly and the South African coach reached a final agreement concerning his future.

During his 16-month tenure, the 57-year-old tactician won two champions league titles, two Africa Super Cups, Egyptian league and cup titles, and two FIFA Club World Cup bronze medals. 

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