Musimani said in his presentation conference: “I would like to thank Mahmoud Al-Khatib and Al-Ahly management. They trusted me in managing the Century Club and I know the enormity of the mission.”
He stressed, “I have practical experience, I faced Al-Ahly 4 times, I know how to play in Egypt and abroad.”
He continued, “It was not easy to leave Sundowns and come to Al-Ahly, I spent 8 years there. But this shows the greatness of Al-Ahly, it is the largest club respected in Africa, and in South Africa in particular.”
Waqf “I saw the statements of the South African president, The president of the Sundowns club, and the club fans who wished me luck at the airport when they should have been angry after my departure, following the achievement of the local trilogy. ”
“The positive thing is that I moved to Al-Ahly, I know the pressure on him to win always, as I was exposed to it with Sundowns, and I saw the pressure on Al-Ahly and Zamalek in the African Champions League,” he stressed.
He explained, “I know that in my back is the club’s management led by Bebo, the football legend, and an administrative apparatus led by Sayed Abdel Hafeez, and my brother Amir Tawfiq who facilitated my arrival and livelihood in Egypt, as well as members of the apparatus Sami Shirts and Michel Ianakoni.
He stressed, “I have a relationship with the entire Al-Ahly system. I have a strong relationship with Abdel Moneim Shata, director of the club’s academies, by virtue of his earlier work in the African Union, and I also know Hassan Shehata, the former technical director of the national team. I previously met him in Morocco. I consider him as my father.”
He continued, “I found a great reception from the players, I am not new to Al-Ahly, I am only new to the buildings here.”
He stressed, “I was playing 4-2-3-1 in Sundowns, but if there is a need to change the plan to accommodate important players, I may do so. I saw Al-Ahly against Zamalek play 4-3-3 in the presence of Al-Soulya, Diang and Hamdi Fathi. The most important thing is to find the success that we have.” He promoted the team to the Champions League semi-finals and won the league. ”
Regarding the possibility of resting the players in the remaining league matches before facing Wydad, he said: “I am not in the position of the former coach’s luxury, I am here to maintain the batch. These matches are a test for the Wydad match. I rely on Sami Qamis and Sayed Abdel Hafeez to inform me of all things,” stressing that he will start leading the team. From the Arab Contractors match on Sunday.
Musimani, 56, signed a two-season contract with Al-Ahly, and his mission begins with the Red Citadel with a strong confrontation against the Arab Contractors on Sunday in the Egyptian Premier League.
His most important mission will be in the African Champions League, in which Al-Ahly plays against Wydad in the semi-finals.
Al-Ahly will be a guest at Wydad on October 17, and after 6 days it will host the return, and if it crosses for the final, it will face Zamalek or Raja.
Mosimane won the Champions League in 2016 with his former club Mamelodi Sundowns.
He served as coach of the South African national team from 2010 to 2012.