Pitso Mosimane Blamed for Al Ahly’s Stalemate With Zamalek Despite Leaving the Club Before the Cairo Derby

Pitso Mosimane Blamed for Al Ahly’s Stalemate With Zamalek Despite Leaving the Club Before the Cairo Derby

  • South Africa's Pitso Mosimane continues to be blamed for the team's poor performance despite not being in charge
  • Pitso Mosimane called it quits on his time in charge of Al Ahly last week and was replaced by Samy Komsan
  • Al Ahly beat Eastern Company and then drew with Zamalek in the two games that they played since Pitso Mosimane left

It’s not easy being Pitso Mosimane.

The former Al Ahly coach is still being blamed for the club’s poor form, despite not being the head coach anymore.

Pitso Mosimane, Al Ahly, Zamalek, South Africa, Egypt, Cairo, Derby, Match, Samy Komsan, Percy Tau, Egyptian Premier League
Pitso Mosimane has been blamed for Al Ahly's performance against Zamalek even though he quit coaching the club a week before the game took place. Image: Stringer/Andalou Agency/ Tnani Badreddine
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Pitso stunned many when he opted to leave the Egyptian club last week, asking for his release.

Samy Komsan then oversaw the club’s next two games; a win over Eastern Company and a thrilling 2-2 draw with Zamalek in the Cairo Derby.

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Mohamed Sherif opened the scoring for Al Ahly after 12 minutes, before Achraf Bencharki and Mahmoud Shikabala scored for Zamalek in the second half. Salah Mohsen scored the final goal of the game to give Al Ahly a share of the spoils, King FUT reported.

While many blame Komsan for the draw, ex-Egyptian assistant coach, Diaa El-Sayed, instead chose to blame Mosimane for the result, Soccer Laduma reported.

"Al Ahly players appeared in poor shape during the second half, Mosimane is the one to blame for it," he said.

He added that there were a lot of mistakes during the game which should have not been the case between two big sides.

Mosimane has been without a club since leaving Egypt, but has not been short of offers.

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Pitso Mosimane has not ruled out a return to South Africa as a coach. Mosimane has been linked with numerous clubs since he left Al Ahly last week.

Following his departure from Al Ahly, some believed that Mosimane would return to Mamelodi Sundowns. Mosimane was contracted to the Brazilians till 2024 but left the club to join Al Ahly in 2020. He was also the only coach to lead Masandawana to the CAF Champions League title.

Sundowns' chairman, Thlopie Motsepe, has ruled out the possibility of Mosimane returning to the club, though.

Egyptian legend Hassan Shehata believes recent media comments led to Pitso Mosimane opting to leave Al Ahly

Egyptian legend Hassan Shehata has weighed in on Pitso Mosimane’s sudden departure from Al Ahly.

Shehata was head coach of Egypt between 2004 and 2011 and led the national team to three consecutive AFCON titles during that time.

Shehata, who is considered one of the greatest managers in African football history, described Pitso as ‘one of the greatest coaches’ and added that he was surprised by the South African’s departure.

Source: SportsBrief.com