Pitso Mosimane involvement with Al Ahly despite coronavirus sideline

Despite being sidelined after contracting COVID-19, Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane finds himself very much in the thick of things with his team, albeit from his hotel room.

‘Jingles’ is well on his way to recovery after it was confirmed by Ahly that he had contracted the Coronavirus, Mosimane also vowed to come back better and stronger.

In his absence, the Red Eagles under the guidance of assistant coach Cavin Johnson romped to a 3-0 victory over Ghazl El Mahalla SC in the Egyptian Premier League.

After the match, a victorious Johnson confirmed that Mosimane played an integral role in Friday’s victory.

“Coach Mosimane had a role in this match as we work as one unit. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope that he comes back soon to resume his mission with the team,” Johnson said.

Now, as the club prepare to face AS SONIDEP in the first leg of the CAF Champions League round of 32 on Wednesday, Mosimane once again finds himself in the thick of things.

According to Al Ahly’s website, Mosimane contacted his assistant coaches Johnson and Samy Komsan to check on the team’s training plan in Niamey, Niger.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach put in a call to ensure that the delegation arrived safely following their private flight, and are settled in the hotel, wishing them luck against their opponents.

Johnson will be looking to make it two wins in two matches on Wednesday. The match scheduled for 16:00 at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché.

Mosimane has given Al Ahly new hope and his treble of the Egyptian Premier League, Egyptian Cup and historic Caf Champions League tell it all, making the record African top flight club football one of the best in continental football analysis.

One of aftermath consequences is praises from former Egyptian International Hossam Hassan who believes the South African trainer is of high level.

“I previously said that that fact that both Al Ahly and Zamalek reached the CAF Champions League is a great success.

“Who won the title? One team will win the title, the tournament is valuable to Al Ahly in all respects and this is a great history and the two teams are winners.

“Zamalek lost the title, but they deserved it like Al Ahly, but in the end, the most hard working team and the one who took advantage of the chances won. Congratulations to Al Ahly.

“Pitso Mosimane is a coach of a high level.” Al Ahly and Zamalek make history for foreign coaches. Pitso Mosimane strives, but everything is made available for him.

“Winning titles with Al Ahly is because of his diligence, but the known ‘Al Ahly football’ is yet to be seen with Pitso,” he added.


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