Mosimane not fazed about finishing behind Sundowns in Caf CL group

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  • Post published:March 8, 2022

Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane says that while his side are targeting a win over Mamelodi Sundowns in their Caf Champions League clash this weekend, he is not fazed about possibly finishing behind the Brazilians in Group A.

The South African side sit atop the group with seven points from four games, three points ahead of Al Ahly and Al Merrikh, with the Brazilians yet to taste defeat in the competition this season.

Sundowns will be full of confidence following their historic win over Mosimane’s charges in Cairo ahead of their return leg this weekend, but Mosimane looks to take the pressure off his side by insisting he doen’t mind finishing second in the group.

“Of course, we want to win against Sundowns in South Africa. We want to beat Sundowns, but if you are No 1 in the group, does it mean you are gonna win the Champions League?” Mosimane asked journalists after their win this past weekend.

“We won it twice in a row and we were never No 1. But I like No 1,” he added.

Al Ahly had an indifferent start to their crown defence as they drew 0-0 with Al-Hilal and then lost to the Brazilians, but they got their campaign back on track with a 3-2 win over Al-Merikh over the weekend.