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Pitso Warns Al Ahly Of Chiefs

Pitso Mosimane has warned Al Ahly’s players and fans of taking Kaizer Chiefs lightly following their poor run in the DStv Premiership..

The South African coach will face the Soweto giants in this year’s final after eliminating Esperance 4-0 on aggregate in the semi-final.

He says his side will judge their final opponents based on their performances in the Champions League rather than in the DStv Premiership this campaign. 

“I knew Kaizer Chiefs when I was in South Africa but I do not know that much about them this season because they changed the coach and removed him to bring another coach,” he told the club’s website. 

“In the domestic league, they did not play very well. Normally, they are always second, third, or fourth behind Mamelodi Sundowns, it is like Al Ahly and Zamalek here in Egypt. 

“They are a good team but this season in the league, they were in the 12th position at some stage. You must not look at their performance in the league; you must focus on their journey in the CAF Champions League because it is not easy to reach the final.

“We will seek to watch their matches, and study the strengths and weaknesses; until we prepare the team in the final match in the best possible way.”

Mosimane added that it’s difficult to make sense of Chiefs this season, because they produced conflicting performances.

“You never know with them, they can play a very good game and sometimes they do not show the same performance,” ‘Jingles’ added.

“They lost 4-0 to Wydad in a neutral venue and then they went to face Wydad in Morocco and won. They defeated Simba 4-0 at home but lost 3-0 in Tanzania. 

“You must not try to make sense out of it, just focus on the game. Their best games were in the Champions League not in the domestic league, so we will focus on their games in the Champions League.”

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