Mosimane: We are Al Ahly, we have great spirit

Pitso Mosimane bagged his third CAF Super Cup trophy as Al Ahly beat Raja Casablanca in Qatar on Wednesday night.

Mosimane becomes the first Al Ahly manager to win the CAF Champions League and the CAF Super Cup for two successive times since Manuel Jose in 2007.

“I feel good. I must first thank the players, we did practice the penalties and we took the same way we practiced it,” Mosimane said in the post-match interview.

“It’s always tough. We thought it was going to be like this. I think if Raja had played more, they would have had the chance to win, but they played to delay the game and sit on the floor.

“But we are a good team. We are Al Ahly. We have great spirit,” he said.

Casablanca looked to be heading for a win as they led 1-0 for the better part of the game but Al Ahly equalised late in the second half.

Ahly winger Yasser Ibrahim El Hanafi scored an own goal in the 13th minute, but Taher Mohamed restored parity in the 90th minute.

The game had to then be decided on penalties, and AL Ahly converted six penalties to Raja’s five after sudden death.

The win also saw Percy Tau claim his second CAF Super Cup medal as he won it with Mosimane in 2017 at Maritzburg United.


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