Register Login Scores

Players Abroad

Pitso Silences Loud Roars From His Critics

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has come under the cosh in recent times, but the serial winner has managed to silence his critics in the best way he knows how – winning big games.

A lot has been said about Mosimane and his team in recent times.

Their struggles in the Egyptian Premier League, his decision to stick with Percy Tau in the midst of a worrying goal drought, with some even going as far as accusing the 57-year-old of turning Al Ahly into a ‘small club’.

However, despite all the talk, Mosimane managed to get his side to deliver when it mattered most, as they romped to a 4-0 win over ES Setif in the CAF Champions League semi-final at the Cairo Stadium on Saturday.

Percy Tau (2), Mohamed Sherif and Taher Mohamed all found the back of the net for the Red Eagles.

After the match, Mosimane hailed his side’s performance but insisted that the job was not done yet despite their convincing scoreline.

“We have not qualified to the final. You will see our preparations are not going to be casual. Even the team over there will not be casual. I’ve been a coach for 21 years. I’ve seen teams turn the result from 4-0 to 5-4. Maybe it has happened here (Egypt) I’m not sure,” Mosimane told the media.

He also reserved praise for striker Percy Tau, who expertly set up two goals and managed to bag a brace on the night.

“I’ve known Percy for 20 years and I’ve been a coach for 21 years. Yes, it has been a concern for me, but I’ve always said to you I get worried if the team doesn’t create the chances but when the team creates the chances, it gives you hope. It’s not all about Percy scoring today, I’ve also waited for Sherif for 10 games to score one goal.  So lets not focus on Percy only, we have a team,” he added.

Gordon Igesund Answers Your Hard Questions!

View the action from Al Ahly’s win over Setif: 

Zwane Reacts To Dolly's Costly Penalty Miss

Bucs Secure Commanding Confed Cup Win In Libya

'We Were Confident Pieterse Would Save Dolly's Penalty'

12 comments

Top 5

Bucs Suffer Confed Cup Heartbreak On Penalties

491 May 20, 2022 11:51 PM in Orlando Pirates

Gallery: Pep, Man City Celebrate EPL Title

May 23, 2022 08:24 AM in English Premier League

De Gea Sends Brutal Message To Man Utd Teammates

3 May 23, 2022 09:24 AM in English Premier League

Exclusive! Latest On Chiefs & Maart…

53 May 18, 2022 10:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Open Negotiations For Top Target

37 May 22, 2022 11:57 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Soldiers Left Behind As Pirates Prepare For War

44 May 20, 2022 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Vrrrpha! Another Sundowns Star Bags Golf 8 GTI

1 May 19, 2022 03:38 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Hunt, Khune And More Reacted To Pitso’s Big Announcement

15 May 19, 2022 03:09 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Mbappe Releases Statement After Shock Real Snub

10 May 23, 2022 07:35 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns