Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane will be hoping his side can retain the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League crown tonight against Kaizer Chiefs. The match takes place on Saturday 17 July, 2021 at the Complexe Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco with kick-off billed for 10:00 Pm EAT.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s CAF Champions League final, Mosimane said it is an opportunity for Al Ahly to win the 10th CAF Champions League title and make history.
“It’s also an opportunity for the players and coaching staff to write their own history. It’s an honor to play in a Champions League final,” Mosimane said at the Pre-match press conference.
“We have worked very hard to be here. It’s never easy but we think we can win. We respect our opponents but we have confidence in ourselves.
“We fear no one but it’s about respect and reality. Kaizer Chiefs is a good team in their own way, and this way helped them all the way to the final. They are strong on counter attacks and set pieces, and they have some intelligent players. If you want to win you have to respect your opponents.”
Mosimane is aware of the threat that tonight’s opponents posses but is confident his team will get the job done.
“The system that makes you win is always a good system. We will go the way that helped us to win the trophy last year and brought us to this final. I’m not worried of the way Kaizer Chiefs play, but I’m aware of it,” Mosimane adds.
“As a coach, I have always had pressure. No coach for Al Ahly can have rest and has his comfort zone. Coaches should enjoy the pressure and strive with it.”