Interestingly, the pharaohs’ grand ridicule of former Bafana coach Bafana came minutes after his side were hit by Al Ahly.
Former Egypt Al Ittihad Alexandria defender and assistant coach Ibrahim Hassan believes training Al Ahly is an easy job and says Pitso Mosimane would struggle to last just two games if he takes on another Egyptian Premier League side.
Hassan’s remarks, ironically, came minutes after Al Ittihad was beaten 4-0 by Mosimane’s Al Ahly in a league game on Monday.
Following the South African’s appointment as head of the Cairo giants in September, he has so far enjoyed a good streak of 14 games unbeaten, including two when he was not on the bench after being tested positive for coronavirus.
“If Hareth [Al Ahly’s kit man] has supported Al Ahly, he will win trophies, ”Hassan said after the match according to Kingfut.
“If we [Ibrahim and his twin brother Hossam] supported Al Ahly we will win trophies. If Pitso has coached another league team, he will be sacked after two games. Al Ahly was not good against us in the Egypt Cup neither in their last matches nor at the Caf Champions League. “
Hassan expressed his point of view despite his twin brother Hossam running the technical bench at Al Ittihad and being eclipsed by Mosimane.
A companion in his coaching career, Hossam rarely lasts long at the clubs he has supported, his three seasons at Al Masry between July 2015 and October 2018 being the longest he has kept in a job.
Since assuming his first dugout role in 2008 after retiring as a player, Egypt’s all-time top scorer has been announced as a coach in various teams 13 times, including two at Zamalek and as many spells to Al Masry.
He is currently Al Ittihad tactician for the third time.
Mosimane, on the other hand, has had a longer coaching career since 2001, but has only been in charge of four teams, including a largely successful spell at Mamelodi sunset from where he attracted Al Ahly.
The South African is yet to taste defeat in 14 games during his stay in Cairo, where he ended Al Ahly’s seven-year Caf Champions League trophy drought.
He also guided them to the Egyptian Cup and Premier League title, which he however refused to take much credit for after taking over a team that had already won them mathematically.
Having also been at the helm of SuperSport United and Bafana Bafana, Al Ahly’s role is the first outside Mosimane. South Africa.