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Esperance Coach Nabil Maaloul Says That Pitso Mosimane Should Have Been Fired Earlier by Al Ahly
- The pillorying of former Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has continued in North Africa nearly a month after he walked away from the club
- Current Esperance coach Nabil Maaloul believes that the 57-year-old South African should have been fired a lot sooner than the bombshell in June
- This comes after several former Al Ahly players were part of calls for Mosimane to be sacked because of his style of play
The criticism of former Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane by prominent North African figures has continued even after his departure nearly a month ago.
This time, it was the turn of Esperance coach Nabil Maaloul to join in on the anti-Pitso Mosimane brigade's pile-on he was subjected to in the latter stages of his tenure with the Egyptian giants.
According to Goal, Maaloul believes that the 57-year-old South African should have been sacked much earlier than when he decided to call it quits.
KingFut quoted him as saying:
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"Mosimane should have been replaced a while ago. This is not Al Ahly we know. Egyptian fans love to see good results, but they also want to see good football. Ricardo Soares is a good coach and he plays good football, big teams like Al Ahly must have a coach who can deal with criticism."
These disingenuous comments are contradicted by Mosimane's success at the Cairo-based club. He won two consecutive CAF Champions League titles as well as the two Super Cups that come with playing the winners of the Confederations Cup.
On top of this, he led the Red Devils to consecutive bronze medal finishes at the FIFA Club World, while also claiming the Egyptian FA Cup in a glorious reign.
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Al Ahly supporters starting to regret former coach Pitso Mosimane leaving the club
The saying goes that you don't know what you have until it is gone.
It appears that some Al Ahly supporters are feeling this sentiment following the departure of their former South African coach at the start of June.
As reported by Sports Brief, many have gone on social media to lament his absence as the Red Devils continued putting in lacklustre performances in his absence.