Ahly Coach ‘Shocked’ By Fans Reaction
Al Ahly assistant coach Samy Komsan admits he was shocked by sections of the club’s supporters after Pitso Mosimane led them to a historic Cairo Derby victory.
The Red Devils kept the pace at the summit of the Egyptian Premier League with a 5-3 victory over the White Knights last Friday but the result came with a mixed reception.
With Ahly leading 5-1 at one point, there was criticism that Mosimane and his troops should have been more ruthless and chased a record victory that stands at 6-1.
“Any coach or player would love to reach the best possible outcome in a game like this, the derby is a historic event that’s always in people’s minds,” told the media, as per KingFut.
“We wanted to score more and get a better result for sure, but the victory was historic nonetheless, we haven’t scored five goals against Zamalek in a long time, and we collected three important points in the title race.
“The players and technical staff were happy after the game, but I was shocked to see some fans were not satisfied with the result. We want the fans’ support, and we promise them to fight for every competition we enter.”
In the wake of the derby, Ahly has also confirmed they are considering taking legal action against the officials during the game – with Mohamed Adel suggesting they ‘contained’ the Zamalek players with more lenient decisions.
“The most difficult moments of the match were after Al-Ahly’s third goal,” Adel told On-Time Sports after the game.
“I felt that the Zamalek players were very tensioned and I told my colleagues that we have to manage the situation correctly because it’s easy to give one card after another, but we have to contain the players.
“The only case in which the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was used was for Al Ahly’s second penalty.”
The Club of the Century has since released an official statement claiming they will ‘discuss the possible actions’ as they look to ‘preserve their rights’.