Pitso achieves historic feat with Ahly

CAF Champions League

Pitso Mosimane became the first manager in Egyptian football history to win a game in the Democratic Republic of Congo after their emphatic CAF Champions League win over AS Vita.

After their 1-0 defeat to Simba SC and 2-2 draw with Vita in Cairo, the pressure was rising on the two-time Champions League-winning coach as their knockout qualification chances hung in the balance.

However, Mosimane masterminded an incredible 3-0 victory over Florent Ibenge's Vita in Kinshasa which was the first win for an Egyptian club in 22 attempts to put them into second place in Group A.

For the 'heroic' efforts to turnaround their campaign, the squad received double bonuses from club president Mahmoud El Khatib and after the game, Mosimane admitted they were confident of the turnaround.

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"We imposed our personality and style from the beginning of the match," he said after the game.

"I was confident in our ability to win because Al Ahly have players with a high level of competence, experience and great capabilities that enable them to overcome adversity.

"I'm not saying this because we won today by three away from home but I said that after the previous match between us, despite a two-goal tie.

"We faced difficult conditions today, from the temperature and high humidity and artificial turf, but we in Al-Ahly are not looking for excuses and we are playing to win, so we entered the match only for victory, which was achieved in the end."

The Club of the Century are now second in Group A with seven points, three points behind leaders Simba SC - who they will host in Cairo after travelling to Sudan to face Al Merrikh next month.

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