A bullish Al Ahly Head Coach, Pitso Mosimane, sent a warning to all the Group Winners, including his former team, Mamelodi Sundowns, after his side qualified for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals, where they could face his former club.
The 56-year-old saw his side came from 2-0 down at Al-Merrikh to salvage a points, which secured the defending champions second spot in Group A.
As a consequence, Al Ahly will face one of the group winners, which could be his former side after Masandawana topped Group B.
Mosimane praised his side for rescuing a draw before sending a warning to the other teams left in the competition including his former team, Sundowns..
“Al Ahly played a big match against Al-Merrikh, and the encounter was open from both sides, as I expected,” he said, as per Kingfut.
“The game witnessed several missed chances that if our players had better use them, the outcome of the match would have been different.
“The final result is completely fair for Al Ahly and Al-Merreikh, according to the events of the match.
“Al Ahly made mistakes and some players appeared in a poor way, which affected the team in general, and for this, I made several changes in the second-half.
“I knew that the match was not finished in the first half, and I trusted the players’ ability to comeback.”
“No one can predict the champion based on the performance. None of the qualified teams at the top of their group want to face Al Ahly.
“Al Ahly is a big team who have nine CAF Champions League titles to their name, and today we qualified for the quarter-finals, to continue the journey of defending the title.”