Pitso Wins 3rd Trophy With Al Ahly
Pitso Mosimane has won a third trophy since joining Al Ahly after beating RS Berkane 2-0 in the CAF Super Cup.
The South African led his side to his second continental trophy, with the defending CAF Champions League winners facing the CAF Confederations Cup champions in Doha on Friday.
Al Ahly’s Aliou Dieng had the first notable opportunity of the game after being set up by Hussein El Shahat but his shot from outside the box sailed over.
Berkane had the best chance of the first half when Mohammed Farehane was sent through in the 26th minute but his chip over Mohamed El Shenawi only hit the site netting.
The Moroccan side came close again to scoring in injury time of the first half following a free-kick but a dangerous header missed its target.
The team entered the break all square, with Berkane dominating large parts of the first 45 minutes.
Al Ahly, though, came changed out of the dressing with Mosimane introducing Ali Maaloul and Rami Rabia at half-time.
The changes paid dividends when Mohamed Sherif scored Al Ahly’s opener after 57 minutes, netting a superb left-footed strike past the Berkane keeper.
Al Ahly’s Taher Mohamed had a chance to make it 2-0 but his powerful shot in the 69th minute was saved by Zouhair Laaroubi.
Mosimane’s men added a second in the 82nd minute, with substitute Salah Mohsen rounding the keeper to slot home.
Berkane almost pulled one goal back in injury-time but Shenawy once again pulled off a stunning save.
It is Mosimane’s third trophy in Egypt after he already collected the Egyptian Cup as well as the CAF Champions League, while the Egyptian Premier League title had already been secured before ‘Jingles’ joined the club.