- Even away from Egypt, South African coach Pitso Mosimane continues to be a hit with Al Ahly fans upon their arrival in Sudan
- While many have faith in coach Mosimane's ability to bag maximum points on Saturday against Al-Merreikh, some have shared a few tactical options
- Coming back home, Mosimane has been linked with the Bafana Bafana job but some followers say he should ignore those reports
After leading the team to continental glory in just under three months since taking over at Al Ahly, the Egyptian club's fans are showing their affection for coach Pitso Mosimane.
The Red Devils' fans surrounded the club's bus as they arrived in Sudan for their penultimate group stage match against Al-Merreikh on Saturday.
Mosimane posted a picture on his Twitter page, saying:
“Scenes at the airport tonight in Khartoum! The big team goes with big responsibilities.”
Despite the calls for 'Jingles' to return to the Bafana Bafana coaching job after Molefi Ntseki was sacked on Wednesday, it doesn't seem the ex-Mamelodi Sundowns boss would come easy if he did consider it.
Taking a look at the group standings, the reigning African champions sit second on the table with seven points from four games. They trail log leaders, Simba SC, with three points.
Heading to the comments section, the Egyptian nationals have put emphasis on their love for the club and the four-time Premier Soccer League winner.
“We are proud of you Pitso. The African club of the century must be coached by an African.”
@Mo_Ramadan24499 demands a big score out of the clash against the Sudanese outfit:
“Go on Pitso, we wait for 8-0 match.”
@MrSpecialist2 suggested how the coach could tactically approach the encounter:
“Don't forget our coach 4-4-2 because they have two weak third backs and we must have so many shots as the goalkeeper isn't that good. But be careful they always play the free-kicks and corners at the first post. I hope you win this match – Allah.”
“Good luck bro & guys. Please fight for the 3 points as you did versus AS Vita under harder conditions. You can do it to lead the group and avoid the big 3 in the next stage.”
@FishMusica said the former Bafana striker shouldn't entertain calls to return home:
“Good luck coach and don't listen to them about Bafana Bafana job, I believe you have greener pastures awaiting you, and the next stop after Egypt is Serie A.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the Kagiso-born mentor's name is touted as one of those who are preferred to take over from Ntseki.
Together with Benni McCarthy of AmaZulu, legend Clive Barker believes the South African Football Association should look at the duo as they are experienced.
Despite the calls, SAFA is yet to comment on their next step as far as the new coach is concerned but has confirmed the sacking of Ntseki on Wednesday.
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