Jingles feel that the Red Devils wanted it more than the Soweto giants, who suffered a heavy defeat in the Caf Champions League
Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane says his team deserved to win the Caf Champions League final against a Kaizer Chiefs team that numbered the Kaiser Chiefs.
The 56-year-old mentor led the Egyptian football storm lead to a 3-0 victory over Amakhosi, who played the entire second half with ten players following Happy Mashiane’s dismissal.
Mosimane explained that the Red Devils were desperate to defend the Champions League title against the final debutant Chiefs at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco.
“We really needed this trophy. “I know the team from my country also wanted their first star, but we wanted it more than them,” Mosimane told reporters after the game. ‘The tenth one was the target. It’s good for history, it’s good for our archives. How better to do that than with three goals. ‘
Mashiane received a straight red card after making Al Ahly fullback Akram Tawfik a dangerous tackle.
Mosimane feels the Chiefs striker deserves the red card when he subdues his emotions in the biggest match in African club football.
‘Yes, I understand there was a red card, but a red card is part of football. “You should not be reckless when you play in the cup final,” he continued. “You should not be emotional, but it happens in football.”
The Red Devils came into the final after beating Tunisia’s Esperance de Tunis 4-0 in the semi-finals, and Mosimane was delighted to see the Cairo giants score.
“We deserve it, we won it. We scored goals. We passed in the semi-finals. We scored all the way. Congratulations to the team,” he added. “Al Ahly deserves the tenth trophy to make history.” ‘
Nicknamed Jingles, Mosimane has now won three Champions League titles and only the legendary Portuguese coach, Manuel Jose, has won more trophies with four titles he lifted alongside Al Ahly.
Jingles will now focus on the Egyptian Premier League with the Red Devils currently second on the standings – 10 points behind leader Zamalek.
However, Al Ahly, who is the reigning Egyptian champion, has four matches in hand.