Amakhosi is in the continental final for the first time and will have a huge task to beat the Red Devils who are targeting the 10th title
The coach of Gor Mahia and the former Kenyan international Sammy Omollo did not give Kaizer Chiefs any chance to defeat Al Ahly on Saturday in the Caf Champions League final in Casablanca, Morocco.
Amakhosi braved the chance to go completely and made it to the final of the annual competition. They play the Red Devils who want to win their tenth continental title, while this is their first final in the competition for the South Africans.
The tactician expects an entertaining game, but believes Chiefs have absolutely no chance of winning.
Why would Amakhosi lose to the Red Devils?
“Chiefs are just happy to have reached the Champions League final,” said Omolo. Purpose Monday.
“I do not see them defeating Al Ahly at all, they are going to lose due to various factors. They play against Pitso Mosimane, their own, someone who understands their game and South African football from the outside, so he definitely knows how to stop them.
A further important factor is the defense of the Chief. It is shaky and contradictory. Yes, they maintained a clean sheet in the semifinal against Wydad Casablanca, but their back four are generally weak.
Will the ‘underdog’ label work in favor of Chiefs?
“From what I have seen in my years against opponents from Egypt, they usually do not underestimate the opponents,” Omollo continued.
‘Al Ahly will definitely take the game with all the seriousness it deserves. And I take nothing away from Chiefs, they gave their best from the preliminary round to the final, but that’s where it’s going to end.
“They will pick their lessons and work harder, maybe they can repeat their run next season, but with enough quality to help them lift the trophy. In football, it’s always about learning.”
While Chiefs needed a 1-0 win to eliminate Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals, Al Ahly along with Esperance de Tunis defeated 4-0 to qualify for the final.