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Pitso Mosimane praised by former Al Ahly star Image: Mamelodi Sundowns website

‘Al Ahly was at a higher level with Pitso Mosimane’ Salah

After leaving Sundowns in 2020, Pitso Mosimane went to win two Caf Champions League titles with Al Ahly back to back.

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Pitso Mosimane praised by former Al Ahly star Image: Mamelodi Sundowns website

Former Al Ahly midfielder Walid Salah Eldin believes Pitso Mosimane has been a better coach at the Red Devils than the current coach.

After eight successful years with Mamelodi Sundowns, Mosimane left the Tshwane giants to join Al Ahly in 2020. During his time with the Egyptian giants, ‘Jingles’ won five major titles. He left for Saudi Arabia in 2022 and Marcel Koller took over the reigns. The German coach has won two CAF Champions League trophies so far and three Egyptian Super Cups.

Salah though, says Pitso was creative and took Al Ahly to another level.

“From my point of view, Al Ahly was providing a better level with Mosimane,” he told DMC.

“Koller is a distinguished coach, and he won many championships with Al Ahly, but the South African coach was the most creative,” Salah said.

Pitso Mosimane compared to the new Al Ahly coach

The Red Devils recently won yet another CAF Champions League this past weekend beating Esperance 1-0 on aggregate. Despite their CAF success, Al Ahly are eight in the Egyptian Premier League 20 points behind leaders Pyramids. Koller’s team though have seven games in hand and could cut the lead to the top very soon.

Since leaving Al Ahly in 2022, Pitso Mosimane has coached in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The 59-year-old was recently in the books of Abha but failed to help the club survive relegation in the Saudi Pro League. Jingles has been heavily linked with a return to South Africa with Kaizer Chiefs being a club that’s interested in his services.

Jingles leaves Saudi after five months

Mosimane has helped Sundowns and Al Ahly to three Champions League triumphs in the past eight years. Amakhosi are hoping Jingles can finally end their nine-year trophyless seasons if he gets the job.