Montpellier midfielder Keagan Dolly back Mosimane’s Ahly to win CAF Champions League

South Africa and Montpellier midfielder Keagan Dolly has expressed his pride in former head coach Pitso Mosimane for taking charge of Al Ahly.

Mosimane was appointed Al Ahly’s head coach in October and he managed to guide the Reds to an unbeaten run which led them to the CAF Champions League final after overcoming Wydad Athletic 5-1 on aggregate.

The 56-year-old took charge of Al Ahly in six games, winning five while drawing once against Pyramids FC. Under his guidance, the Reds scored 12 goals while conceding only once.

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He has also recently celebrated the Red Devils’ victory of the 42nd Egyptian Premier League title in the club’s history.

All of this left Montpellier midfielder Keagan Dolly showering his former head coach with praise, saying he hopes the Reds win the CAF Champions League final.

“Obviously it’s great to see someone from South Africa, someone you’ve worked with in the past, going to do great things,” Dolly told the media in Durban.

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“For him, he has always been an ambitious person, from his team performances, from when I was there we always wanted to win because of the person he is.

“I want to wish him all the best going to the final. I hope he wins and keeps on representing South Africa,” he added.

Keagan Dolly had played his best football under the guidance of Pitso, scoring 10 goals while providing 11 assists in 61 games with him.

He lifted the CAF Champions League, the Premier Soccer League and the Telkom Knockout cup as well as playing the Club World Cup with Pitso, before leaving for French side Montpellier in 2017.

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South Africa’s and Mamelodi Sundowns chairman, Patrice Motsepe, had announced that he will be running for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Speaking of the news, Dolly said: “I believe with people like Dr. Patrice Motsepe going for the nomination, Coach Pitso going to Al Ahly, it will always just give hope to other people that it’s possible.”

Meanwhile, Pitso has the chance to complete the treble with the Reds as they are still competing in the Egypt Cup and will face arch-rivals Zamalek in a historic CAF Champions League final.


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