Former Al Ahly Star Claims Pitso Mosimane Is a Better Coach Than Marcel Koller

Former Al Ahly Star Claims Pitso Mosimane Is a Better Coach Than Marcel Koller

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at May 29, 2024 at 7:48 PM
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  • Pitso Mosimane's brief spell at Ah Ahly was hugely successful
  • The former Mameldi Sundowns boss won five trophies at the club
  • Former Al Ahly star believes he is a better coach than the current one

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Pitso Mosimane coached Egyptian giants Al Ahly for two years before leaving in 2022.

The South African led Al Ahly to two Champions League titles, two CAF Super Cups and one Egyptian Cup.

Former Al Ahly star, Walid Salah Eldin, thinks the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach is much better than current coach, Marcel Koller.

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Pitso Mosimane celebrating Al Ahly's CAF Super Cup win in 2021. Photo by Karim Jaafar.
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Mosimane went on to manage Al Ahli and Abha Club in the Saudi Pro League.

The 59-year-old left the club after 97 games in charge, only losing 10, per iDiski Times. He averaged 2.24 points per game. Salah suggested that Mosimane was a better coach.

“From my point of view, Al Ahly was providing a better level with Mosimane,” he said via The South African. Koller is a distinguished coach, and he won many championships with Al Ahly, but the South African coach was the most creative.”

Koller has won two Champions League titles and three Egyptian Super Cups.

Sports Brief earlier reported on Mosimane's response to rumours linking him with PSL giants, Kaizer Chiefs.

The 59-year-old said his options are open, and he will not use emotions to decide on his next move after his imminent exit from Abha Club.

Amakhosi will be looking for a new coach in the next few months, and Mosimane's name has been mentioned. The Glamour Boys had a poor 2023/24 season, and fans are crying for a good coach to reignite their team.

Mosimane releases statement

Sports Brief also reported on Mosimane releasing a statement following Abha Club's relegation.

The South African applauded the players for their effort despite a painful end to the season and praised the club for giving him an opportunity to lead it during a difficult period.

He joined the club earlier this year and was taken with helped them stave off relegation. It looked like they might survive with a few games left, but defeat in their final game sealed their fate.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.