South African newspapers put the spotlight Pitso Mosimane Al-Ahly’s coach hours after the red giant fell against Mamelodi Sun Downs in South Africa in the CAF Champions League quarter-finals draw, confirming that Al-Ahly’s results with Musimani were volatile during the recent period, and he was unable to help his team against El Gouna in the match that ended in a positive draw 1- 1 Yesterday in the 16th week of the Egyptian League Championship, to remain in the lead with 37 points, only 3 points behind its traditional rivals Zamalek, the leader, with 40 points.
“Al-Ahly, led by Pitso Musimani, failed to reach the top of the league,” Kick Off newspaper wrote, adding, “Al-Ahly, led by Pitso Musimani, failed to move one point away from the Egyptian Premier League leader Zamalek after a 1-1 draw against El Gouna on Friday evening.”
The South African newspaper highlighted the statements of Rolani Moccuena, the coach of Mamelodi Sun Downs, who said that the pressure is on Al-Ahly, led by Pitso Musimani, after his recent results..
She added in his remarks after winning the domestic treble with the Brazilians in the 2019/20 campaign, Musimani resigned to take over the role of Century Club in September of last year – where he achieved a hat-trick for the giants of Egypt..
The newspaper added, according to the Sun Downs coach: But this season, after losing to Simba at the top of Group A, the Century Club has now been withdrawn against the club where he served for eight years..
“The permutations taught us from the start, that we could take a trip to Algeria or a trip to Egypt because it was clear that we could not play Bluesed, and among the runners-up, we only had three substitutions and out of the three, all the teams in the quarter-finals are good teams,” said Muqwina. “With very good coaches, Al-Ahly is the same. They are the champions. They have pressure to win the title and pressure to reach the semi-finals.
The South African newspaper also highlighted the position of Al-Ahly in the Premier League, after the disappointing draw against El Gouna, and the sudden loss at the hands of Smouha, stressing that the red team is living in its worst conditions at the present time, after losing the chances of being at the top, due to distancing from the tone of victories.
Musimani criticized the team’s players after the El Gouna match, which ended in a 1/1 draw, yesterday, due to the incorrect positioning of the fixed balls, and the failure to impose strict control on the opponent’s players during the implementation of fixed balls.
Al-Ahly coach expressed his anger at El Gounas equalizer yesterday in the last minutes of yesterday’s match, especially since the goal scored by the coastal team came from a fixed ball, and the Al-Ahly coach had previously asked his player to deal well with such balls.
Musimani said to the team players after yesterday’s match, in a scrupulous statement: I have warned a lot about such balls … and called on everyone to handle them well … This is unacceptable.