Al Ahly coach Mosimane cautions Sundowns not to do a PSG
The former Sundowns and Bafana mentor warns that the group and knockout stages are two different scenarios
Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has cheekily cautioned his former club Mamelodi Sundowns that form in the group stages of the Caf Champions League can be deceptive, and what counts are the results in the knockout phase.
Sundowns completed their first double over the Egyptian giants and back-to-back Champions League champions at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Peter Shalulile’s first-half goal gave the Brazilians a 1-0 win and qualification to the knockout stages with two matches to spare.
Mosimane said he is confident his team will reach the quarterfinals by beating Sudanese duo Al-Merrikh and Al-Hilal in Ahly’s last two games, both in Cairo. He said, tongue at least partly in cheek, that he hopes 2016 champions Sundowns go all the way again, rather than mimicking what Paris St-Germain have done in the Uefa Champions League. The French giants have been impressive in the early stages but choked near the end in the last few editions of the European continental competition...