- Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has opened up about the immense pressure he has faced at Al Ahly
- Even though the club had made significant progress when he arrived, the pressure was on him to get them to the finish line
- Mosimane seems to be doing a good job as he has seemingly continued the culture of winning at the Egyptian club
Pitso Mosimane inspired many when he made a dream move to coach one of the biggest clubs in African football. It has been quite some time now since Pitso left Mamelodi Sundowns to chase his dreams, but he has revealed that it hasn't been easy.
Since being at the Egyptian football club Al Ahly, Pitso has won the CAF Champions League and the Egyptian Premier League.
Pitso has opened up about how the pressure had been mounting on him since he arrived in Egypt:
“I’ve been in a whirlpool ever since I’ve been here‚” said Mosimane in a digital press conference.
He admitted that when he arrived, the club was already close to clinching the title with only five games left but that did not mean his job was going to be simple.
"It’s not like that‚ because at this level‚ at this stage‚ results are very important," he said.
Mosimane also commented on how it was the same story when he won the Champions League because Al Ahly had already made it to the semi-finals when he arrived.
"For me to get there‚ I had to win all the games in-between the semifinals and if you lose all those, you know the story."
Pitso said that the pressure on him was to continue the culture of winning at the club because everyone was asking questions about who he is. He has managed to deal with it though, as he is settling into Egypt nicely.
In other soccer news, Briefly.co.za reported that Stephanie Frappart was the first woman to referee a men's Champions League game. Stephanie Frappart was the referee in charge of the Champions League game between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv making her the first woman to blow whistle in men's UCL tie.
The game which was played at the Turin stadium saw the Old Lady scoring three goals against their opponents in which Cristiano Ronaldo was also among the goal scorers.
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