However, the two South African teams were defeated by the Red Devils in the Caf Champions League
Al Ahly’s councilor Khaled El-Darandaly claims Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa, and Kaizer Chiefs wanted revenge on coach Pitso Mosimane.
On his way to the club’s tenth Champions League trophy, Mosimane saw his team beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarter-finals and Kaizer Chiefs in the final.
“Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns are from South Africa and both want revenge on Mosimane,” El-Darandaly was quoted as saying. KingFut as said.
“I remember when we were in Sudan, Sundowns had a game the next day, and Al Ahly’s practice was pushed earlier so we could practice on the main track. Before we finished our training session, Sundowns showed up and there was a great argument. “
The official praised Mosimane’s achievements at Al Ahly, saying Chiefs were not a weak opponent in the final, although the Egyptian giants emerged as 3-0 winners on July 17.
“To say that Kaizer Chiefs is weak is nonsense,” he added. ‘The final can go anywhere, a team that is weak can never reach the final.
‘Many were surprised by El-Khatib’s choice of Pitso Mosimane, and there were those who criticized the choice, but now everyone knows that this choice was correct.
“A good coach is the person who has the ability to win titles. Mosimane spoke to me earlier and expressed his happiness with the confidence he gained from Al Ahly’s advice.”
When Mosimane lifted his third Champions League trophy, he revealed that Simba SC of Tanzania are the toughest opponents they have encountered.
“When we played against Bayern Munich, the best team in the world, people thought we were invincible. Our loss against Simba brought us back to reality, it was the shock we needed to wake up,” said the South African.
‘The Simba match was very difficult, playing against them is exhausting. The Al-Merrikh and Sundowns matches were also very difficult.
“The hardest thing to coach as a coach is a random team that happens to us a lot.”
Al Ahly lost 1-0 to Simba in Dar es Salaam before winning the return leg 1-0 in Cairo in the group stage.