Ahead of their CAF Champions League clash, Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is wary of the threat posed by Simba FC, particularly in the form of a player he coached at Mamelodi Sundowns.
With so many stars having come through the doors at Chloorkop through the years, Mosimane is bound to come up against his former players on the African continent.
This time Mosimane singled out Luis Miquissone, the Mozambiquan attacking midfielder who was signed by Sundowns in 2018, although he failed to make an impact in the first team squad, which saw him enjoy a host of loan deals whilst on the books of the Brazilians.
“I analysed Simba SC very well. They have a lot of great players, especially Luis Miquissone who I coached while I was managing Mamelodi Sundowns FC. Moreover, their attacking players: Mushimba Mugalu and Meddie Kagere are also very good. Therefore, we will be facing a strong and organized team, which will make the game difficult for us. However, we will be looking forward to achieving a positive result in order to help us qualify early from the group stage,” Mosimane told Al Ahly’s official website ahead of Tuesday’s match.
Mosimane has also outlined his ambitions to qualify for the knockout rounds as early as possible to avoid unforeseen obstacles in their road to CAF Champions League glory.
“We look forward to qualifying early from the group stage. We don’t want to wait until the very end, like what happened last season when we qualified in the last round against Sudan’s Al Hilal Club.
“We are fully concentrated on tomorrow’s game against Simba SC. We only focus on our upcoming objectives in the tournament and we don’t think too much about the past.
“On a different note, we will not be having technical changes to cope with the hot weather. However, if we do have any changes it will be only to help us win the game. This is a football game and we have to respect our opponent, as they will also want to win the match,” Mosimane added.
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