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Johnson Open To Return To Former Club

Cavin Johnson has opened the door for a return to Al Ahly in future after working under head coach Pitso Mosimane.

Johnson was roped in by Mosimane upon his appointment at the Red Devils after leaving Mamelodi Sundowns in September last year.

Together they won two consecutive CAF Champions League titles, the Egypt Cup, CAF Super Cup and finished third at the FIFA Club World Cup before he parted ways at the end of last season.

The 63-year-old, whose last role in the DStv Premiership was a brief spell with Black Leopards, was reported to have parted ways for personal reasons, citing the need to be closer to South Africa – but he’s not closed the door just yet.

Speaking to On-Time Sports in Egypt, Johnson said; “My time with Al Ahly was wonderful, I worked with a professional team and it added to my experience, Ahly is an African giant.

“Sometimes a strong relationship comes to an end, that’s what happened, if a chance avails itself I would happily return to Ahly.”

Johnson went on to laud their recent 5-3 win over Zamalek in the Cairo Derby and said he ‘wasn’t surprised’ by the result.

“Al Ahly are very strong, during last season they were strong but this year they are even better. I wasn’t surprised to see Ahly winning against Zamalek with five goals,” he said before lavishing praise on club legend Mahmoud El-Khatib.

“El-Khatib was one of Africa’s best players, him being Al Ahly president reflects the club’s ideals, he knows how to lead the club to the summit,” he added.

“I hope he stays in his position for ten more years, he’s brilliant, I haven’t met anyone like him in Egypt.”

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