Pitso Reveals Message To Al Ahly Stars After Esperance Win
Pitso Mosimane has revealed that he told his players their CAF Champions League semi-final tie with Esperance is not over yet, despite winning the first leg in Tunisia.
Al Ahly collected an important 1-0 away victory on Saturday, thanks to a second-half strike by Mohamed Sherif.
As a consequence, the ‘Club of the Century’ secured an important away victory and have one foot in the final.
However, Mosimane has warned his players that they are not in the final yet and need to remain focussed for the second leg in Egypt on Saturday.
“Our players were able to deal well with the game. They gave everything they had and therefore we were able to achieve a positive result,” he said, as per the club’s official website.
“However, I made sure to tell the players that we have still not qualified yet to the final. Al Ahly and Esperance have a long history of games which prove that winning the first leg doesn’t mean that you’ll qualify to the final.
“We still have a game to play in Cairo and that is what captain Mahmoud El Khatib, Al Ahly’s president, said to the players after the game. Moreover, we respect Esperance and their head coach, as they are a big team in Africa.”
Mosimane and Al Ahly could reach back-to-back CAF Champions League finals after lifting the trophy last season.