Al Ahly SC head coach Pitso Mosimane has attributed his side’s victory in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League final victory down to teamwork rather than personal effort.
The Red Devil’s defeated their arch-rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the final at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday evening to clinch a record ninth title.
According to Mosimane, such victory can only be achieved with teamwork but not personal effort.
“Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much,” Mosimane posted on his Twitter account after the game.
“Thanks Captain El Khatib, the board, technical team, players, staff, supporters, my Family, South Africa and Almighty God for the trophy,” the tweet added.
Amir Soleya and Mohamed Magdi kafsha scored for Al Ahly in the fifth and 87th minute respectively to guide their side to victory in the ‘final of the century’.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns gaffer went to compare the trophy to the big fish captured from River Nile. “Finally, I had to come to the Nile River to catch the big fish,” he noted.
Mosimane has joined Stefan Zwytoko, Boubacar Fofana, Mahmoud El-Gohary, Oscar Fullone, Céleste Tambwe Late, Mouine Chabaane and Manuel Jose as the only coaches who have won more than one Caf Champions League title since the inception of the competition in 1964.
Meanwhile he became the third coach to win the Champions League with two different clubs. Others are Fullone and El-Gohary.
The 56-year-old won his first with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016 defeating Zamalek in the final.