Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane admits that he has faced insurmountable pressure since taking over the hot seat in Cairo and has opened up on his side’s chances of bagging yet another trophy.
Mosimane’s Al Ahly side will look to add to their impressive haul of trophies when they slug it out with RS Berkane for the CAF Super Cup at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, in Doha, Qatar on Friday.
Speaking ahead of the match, Mosimane, whose side are in the running for yet another treble, shared his ambitions of winning yet another title with the Red Eagles, which would be in addition to the Egyptian Premier League, CAF Champions League and the Egyptian Cup that he has already bagged in his eight-month stay with the Egyptian giants.
“RS Berkane is a strong and very physical team in my opinion. They give everything inside the pitch. They have a Spanish coach who is a personal friend of mine. They are a team that did very well on the international stage. However, I believe we should get the result that we want if we play our normal game.”
“We have been involved in four big games and this is our fifth. We played against Al Ittihad and Zamalek in the league. We faced Sundowns in the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League. We have been traveling from Cairo to Johannesburg and from there to Doha,” Mosimane told the media.
Meanwhile the coach has revealed the pressure that has been facing since switching his allegiances from Mamelodi Sundowns to Al Ahly in October last year.
“When you coach Al Ahly, you are under pressure in every match. I don’t remember being in a match with Al Ahly with no pressure. There is pressure every time and even tomorrow. We know our expectations and obligations. We want to make our supporters happy at home,” he added.
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