Mosimane: It's the worst time to face Al Ahly

2020-02-28 12:26
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reckons it's a bad time to be facing Al Ahly as they are currently in red-hot form.

Masandawana will square off with the Egyptian juggernauts in Cairo on Saturday for the first leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final.

Last season the Reds endured a 5-0 humbling at the hands of Sundowns, but Mosimane has warned that it is highly unlikely to be an easy game for his charges, especially considering the hosts' current form.

"We're playing against the Club of the Century and the fact that we beat them 5-0 will make it more difficult for us," Mosimane said during the pre-match press conference, as quoted by Kingfut.

"Yes, winning 5-0 won't put extra pressure on us but it will make it more difficult. This result will never happen again, especially against a side with Al Ahly's form.

"The pressure might be on Al Ahly who will try to win by a big margin in Cairo. We're coming up against them at the worst time as they beat every team they faced in the league, scored 40 goals and conceded only three goals.

"Even Real Madrid and Barcelona don't reach these stats, we respect Al Ahly, but we came here to qualify for the next round."

He added: "No African team can say they can easily beat Al Ahly in Egypt, if we expect to win in Cairo, we will concede five goals."

- TEAMtalk media


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