We have to turn the volume up in Pretoria against Ahly, says Sundowns coach Mosimane

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Mar 2020

Mamelodi's South African manager Pitso Mosimane reacts as he instructs his players from the sidelines during the first leg of the CAF Champions League Quarter-final football match between Egypt's Al-Ahly and South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns at al-Ahly Stadium in the capital Cairo on February 29, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

After losing 2-0 to Egypt's Ahly at Cairo stadium in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the African Champions League, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has vowed his team will score in Pretoria.

The Cairo giants gained a comfortable first-leg advantage at the expense of the Sundowns at the match on Saturday, thanks to a double from Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul.

"I think we played okay. We played well. Just that the two goals are bit difficult for us to turn the result around," Mosimane was quoted as saying on South African website kickoff.

"But we have to turn the volume up in Pretoria. We have to. We don't have any other option; we have to score in Pretoria.”

The 55-year-old tactician praised Ahly after the game.

"Ahly are a big team. There was a lot of pressure but we managed to deal with the pressure," Mosimane said.

The Sundowns will host Ahly in the second leg of the African Champions League quarterfinals at Pretoria on Saturday.

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