- The Egyptian Football Association has issued a fine to coach Pitso Mosimane following remarks after the league match against Zamalek on Monday
- Ahly boss, Mosimane, said the EFA should have moved their clash against Zamalek as Ahly are preparing to face Mamelodi Sundowns in a crucial match this weekend
- Mosimane expressed disappointment in the EFA, saying Sundowns have been given the whole week to prepare for Ahly but the EFA unfairly hasn't allowed Ahly to have the same preparation time
Just days before their highly anticipated clash against Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League on Saturday night, Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has been fined.
The Egyptian Premier League has issued a fine to the former Bafana Bafana manager for his sentiments earlier this week. Mosimane alleged that the EFA didn’t give his side enough time to rest ahead of the upcoming bumper clash against the Brazilians in Cairo this weekend and that the Zamalek match should have been postponed.
Considering the fact that the South African Premier Soccer League allowed Sundowns the whole week to prepare for the Ahly match, the Red Devils played Zamalek on Monday night in the league, which Mosimane feels was unfair.
Mosimane said on Monday after the match against Zamalek as per KickOff:
"If it were my way because Ahly is the only time playing in the CAF Champions League representing Egypt, we would protect Ahly and not play a game of the magnitude of Zamalek.”
Resulting from Jingles’ sentiments, the league’s governing body was forced to sanction the Red Devils coach with a fine of E£20 000 (R18 000).
On the other hand, IOL has it that Mosimane was slapped with a hefty fine by the Egyptian FA for his comments about the fixture list ahead of their crucial CAF Champions League quarter-final first leg encounter.
The website also reports that Mosimane enjoys a love-hate relationship with the Egyptian media ever since he quit South African football after guiding Masandawana to a record-equalling third successive league title.
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that Mosimane’s men are going through a rough patch as they registered a 1-1 draw against Zamalek on Monday night.
The Red Devils netted in the 72nd minute through second-half substitute Salah Mohsen, who latched onto Amr El-Sulya's pass before rounding goalkeeper Awad to fire into the back of the net.
However, Mosimane’s troops were denied the lead after 11 minutes as the White Knights scored courtesy of Ferjani Sassi's strike.
Just before their eagerly-anticipated clash against his former club Sundowns on Saturday in Cairo, Mosimane and his men had been looking for a motivating result.
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Source: Briefly News