Al Ahly Legend – Appointing Pitso Was Genius
An Al Ahly legend has labelled the decision to appoint Pitso Mosimane as “genius”.
The South African coach has been in charge of the Egyptian giants since October 2020 and has already lifted multiple trophies with the club.
Al Ahly are now on the verge of reaching their second CAF Champions League final under Mosimane after beating Esperance 1-0 away from home in their semi-final first leg.
Despite proving many doubters wrong on the pitch, several Al Ahly legends had come out and criticised Mosimane for his style of play.
However, former club captain Shady Mohamed has now praised ‘Jingles’ and called his appointment a stroke of genius.
“Mosimane is a great coach and the decision to choose him was genius. He was the most adequate option available back at the time,” Mohamed told Al Ahly TV.
“He (Mosimane) arrived at Al Ahly knowing how valuable the club is while being very familiar to the atmosphere in Africa. He will make history with time. His ambition is to win the Club World Cup.”
Al Ahly welcome Esperance in the second leg of their CAF Champions League semi-final in Cairo at 21:00 (SA time) on Saturday.