Why Mngqithi says Mosimane is still a winner after Sundowns stun Ahly
Manqoba Mngqithi is gracious in victory, saying Pitso Mosimane laid the foundations at Sundowns
This time Mamelodi Sundowns got their just rewards, said Brazilians coach Manqoba Mngithi after his team notched up a famous first win in Cairo against Al Ahly, beating them 1-0 in their Caf Champions League Group A clash on Saturday night.
Mngqithi added, somewhat ruefully, that it was still a victory of sorts for Pitso Mosimane, as he had laid the foundations of the Pretoria team’s playing pattern before leaving for Egypt in September 2020.
Mngqithi, though, added that this time round Sundowns got what they deserved. In the 2020-21 quarterfinal, Sundowns outplayed Ahly in the Cairo first leg but did not take their chances, and defensive errors led to a clinical 2-0 win to the Red Devils. Ahly then defended solidly in Pretoria for a 1-1 draw and 3-1 aggregate victory, going on to defend their title with a 3-0 final win against Kaizer Chiefs...