Thursday, December 9

‘Al Ahly needed focus, not excuse vs Esperance despite police drama’ – Mosimane

The Egyptian giants returned to Cairo with an advantage courtesy of a slim win in a game that was dramatically delayed for one hour
Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has stated they did not want to make excuses despite the pre-match drama that clouded their Caf Champions League first-leg tie against Esperance in Rades on Saturday.

Al Ahly had to abandon their pre-match warm up as the police reacted with ‘gas bombs’ against Esperance fans. The game was delayed for an hour due to a clash between the authorities and the fans, but Mosimane’s team won thanks to a Mohamed Sherif goal.

“We are dealing with all circumstances. Against Al-Hilal last season, the atmosphere was more difficult because the fans of the Sudanese team stormed the field,” Mosimane said as per

“We don’t have any problem dealing with such situations.

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