Al Ahly title mastermind Pitso Mosimane ‘catches the big fish’

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Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has taken to social media after guiding his side to victory over arch-rivals Zamalek in the CAF Champions League final on Friday.

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Mosimane tweeted: “I had to come to the Nile River to catch the big fish”.

Mosimane won the competition once in six attempts with previous club Mamelodi Sundowns, but needed only two months to guide Ahly to a record-extending ninth title in the all-Egyptian clash.

Mosimane joined Ahly in September after Swiss coach Rene Weiler could not agree terms for a renewal of a one-year contract.

Mosimane became only the third coach after Argentine Oscar Fullone and Egyptian Mahmoud el Gohary to steer two clubs to the CAF Champions League title.

Both Mosimane successes came against Zamalek, with Sundowns in 2016 and with Ahly this weekend as Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdy scored a spectacular winner five minutes from time behind closed doors in Cairo.

Fullone won back-to-back titles with ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast and Raja Casablanca of Morocco in 1998 and 1999 and El Gohary masterminded the 1982 and 1993 victories of Ahly and Zamalek, respectively.

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