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Ahly's experience made the difference: Orlando Pirates coach

The South African team coach is very disappointed after Sunday's loss to Ahly, but says the Egyptian team is 'a deserving champion'

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 10 Nov 2013
Roger De Sa
Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa (Photo: Reuters)
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Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa believes that Ahly deserved to win the African champions league title, insisting that the experience of the Egyptian giants made the difference in Sunday's final.

The Red Devils secured a 2-0 home victory over South Africa's Orlando to win a record-extending eighth Champions League title.

"Ahly are deserving champions and their experienced showed in the game," De Sa said after the match.

"We knew it was going to be difficult. We lost the tie when the first leg ended one-all. Nevertheless, we played well and created some chances.

"I’m very disappointed because I believed we could have achieved it. I’m very happy though with the way we carried ourselves," he added.

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