FilGoal.com learned that there is a strong conviction and a certain desire of Al-Ahly management to continue the coach of guards with the team with the new equipment, after he joined the technical staff accompanied by the Swiss coach Rene Fyler.
Ianakuni presented a great copy of Mohamed El Shennawi, the team goalkeeper, as he kept a clean sheet in 28 of the 41 matches he fought with.
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Al-Ahly’s Planning Committee placed the name Pitso Musimani among the most prominent names nominated to succeed Rene Fyler in Al-Ahly training.
The South African coach, as FilGoal.com knows, won support and approval within the committee, due to the precedence of his crowning championship in 2016, as well as his extensive experience working in the African continent.
What also stood in the ranks of the Mosimane nomination, is his knowledge of Al-Ahly and its players, and of the three teams competing for the CAF Champions League title, Zamalek, Wydad and Raja.
Musimani’s proficiency in dealing with players psychologically, and the popular acceptance he enjoys from the point of view of the Planning Committee, was the reason for his nomination.
Al-Ahly contacted Musimani during the past hours and found a state of welcome among the South African coach, who resigned hours before Sundowns training, As indicated by South African reports.
Musimani had won the CAF Champions League with Sundowns in 2016 at the expense of Zamalek.
Mosimane led the Sundowns in 2012, winning the League titles 5 times and a summer twice, the Nedbank Cup twice and the Telecom Cup twice, as well as winning the Champions League and the African Super Cup.
Musimane was selected as Coach of the Month 5 times in the South African League, as well as the best coach of the season 4 times and won the Best Coach of the Month award in 2016.
Musimani renewed his contract with Sundowns last May for 4 seasons.
FilGoal.com learned that Al-Ahly will thank its current coach, Rene Fyler, after facing the arsenal, after negotiations between the two parties reached a dead end. (See details)