Al Ahly manager – Pitso Mosimane has said that he joined El Mared El Ahmar [The Red Giant] to help them win the 2020 CAF Champions League trophy.

The Red Giant defeated eternal rivals Zamalek 2-1 last Friday to win the 2019-20 Total CAF Champions League title.

Speaking in a post match interview, the South African coach stated why he joined Al Ahly and his future plans with the club:

“I came here to win the Champions League with al Ahly, and we did.

“But that’s just the beginning. We have no time, now we play for Egypt Cup, Egyptian Super Cup and CAF Super Cup, and then we will start preparing for the FIFA Club World Cup.

“We want to win all what we can win because our supporters deserve that,” concluded Mosimane.

Pitso Mosimane started his coaching career in 2001, had spells with Supersport United and South Africa national team, before taking on Mamelodi Sundowns in 2012. He led The Brazilians to five titles in South African Premier League, two Nedbank Cup titles and two more in Telkom Cup.

He also guided Sundowns to their maiden CAF Champions League glory in 2016, adding the CAF Super Cup title a year later. He was named CAF Coach of the Year in 2016.

Having won the 2019-20 CAF Champions League title, Mosimane has become the third coach to win the continental club competition trophy twice with two different clubs, after Egyptian Mahmoud El Gohary with Cairo giants Al Ahly (1982) and Zamalek (1993), and Argentine Oscar Fullone with Cote d’Ivoire’s ASEC Mimosas (1998) and Morocco’s Raja (1999).