Pitso Announces Al Ahly Squad For Downs Clash
Pitso Mosimane has announced his squad for the upcoming CAF Champions League first-leg against his former side Mamelodi Sundowns, missing two key players.
The South African coach and his Egyptian team will welcome his former club in Cairo on Saturday, with Al Ahly having won their last three home games against Masandawana without conceding.
However, the hosts have experienced a little rough patch in the league lately, collecting just 11 points from their last seven games after a packed fixture schedule and some injuries to key players.
Mosimane will miss two of his main protagonists against Downs, namely left-back Ali Maaloul, who Downs co-head coach Rulani Mokwena pointed out will be a huge loss for his former mentor, as well as central midfielder Mohamed Mahmoud, with both being sidelined with injuries.
Here is Al Ahly’s squad in full:
Mohamed El Shenawy, Ali Lotfy, Mostafa Shobier
Badr Benoun, Mahmoud Wahid, Ahmed Ramadan Beckham, Mohamed Hany, Mahmoud Metwally, Ramy Rabia, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf
Aliou Dieng, Nasser Maher, Amr El Soulia, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Ahmed Nabil Koka
Mohamed Sherif, Mahmoud Kahraba, Marwan Mohsen, Hussein El Shahat, Salah Mohsen, Walter Bwalya, Taher Mohamed Taher, Junior Ajayi, Walid Soliman
The game will kick off at 21:00, SA time, on Saturday and you can find out how to watch it live here.
“IT’S NOT US vs PITSO,” Mamelodi Sundowns co-head coach Rulani Mokwena told iDiski Times‘ David Kappel and you can read his full exclusive interview, where he also chats about his relationship with Mosimane and how Downs will prepare for Al Ahly, why he admires Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, which advise Jurgen Klopp gave him as well as his dream of coaching in Europe, in this week’s edition – available in English and Zulu.