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Zamalek Coach Sends Warning To Pitso After CWC

The coach of Al Ahly’s bitter rivals Zamalek has sent a warning to Pitso Mosimane and his side after they finished third at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Mosimane lead Al Ahly to this year’s Club World Cup after beating their Egyptian rivals Zamalek in the CAF Champions League final and represented African well in Qatar.

Despite the two club’s rivalry, Jaime Pacheco has now praised the 'Club of the Century' for their exploits at this year’s Club World Cup, where they became only the fourth African side to come back with a medal after beating Palmeiras on penalties in the third-place playoff.

"I congratulate Al Ahly on winning the bronze medal at the Club World Cup and the CAF Champions League," he said, as per KingFut.  

"Al Ahly performed well in the Club World Cup, which is good for Egyptian and African football."

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However, the Portuguese tactician could not resist to send a warning at Al Ahly and Mosimane, saying his side want beat them in this year’s Champions League final.

"I hope to meet them in the final this year,” he added.

"We want to win the tournament this season, but we must first cross the group stage, as we are playing in the group of death."

Zamalek, though, were dealt a blow on Friday after starting their CAF Champions League campaign only with a 0-0 draw against MC Alger.  

The White Knights are currently leading the Egyptian Premier League with five points ahead of Al Ahly, but have two games in hand.

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