Pitso reacts to overtaking Zamalek

CAF Champions League

Head coach Pitso Mosimane has reacted to his side's latest win that has seen Al Ahly move ahead of rivals Zamalek in a hotly-contested Egyptian Premier League title race.

Ahly overturned a huge 19-point deficit to their Cairo rivals after a congested fixture schedule resulted in Mosimane's side having played as many as eight games less at one stage.

Their 2-1 win over Wadi Degla on Wednesday evening thanks to goals by Kahraba and Mohamed Sherif moved them level on 61 points to the White Knights but with a superior goal difference.

"We don't have to sound intelligent and say we changed things in half-time. We did exactly the same thing as the first half, however, the difference is that we decided to score goals. In the first half, we missed several chances," Mosimane said.

"Wadi Degla is a very good team. They create problems for you when they attack. They are very aggressive in attack and they are fearless. You have to make sure to close the spaces. However, to be honest, they were very open in the back.

"I told my team in half-time is that we have to take the opportunities that we create. What wasn't good is that we still were playing under pressure after scoring the second goal. That is my role as a coach. We need to be more relaxed."

With seven games remaining in the 2020/21 campaign for the Egyptian giants Mosimane added that the pressure of league honours has affected them from dominating games as they did in the CAF Champions League this season.

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