Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has openly spoken about the alleged lack of support he's received ahead of the CAF Super Cup final.
Straight after eliminating his former club Mamelodi Sundowns from the Champions League, Mosimane and his troops are in Qatar to face Confederation Cup champions RS Berkane for the Super Cup title.
In what will be the second Super Cup he's coached in after his triumph in 2017 with Masandawana over TP Mazembe, Mosimane opened up about the criticism and social media attacks he's received this season.
But with Ahly now slowly moving towards reaching their objectives whilst challenging for every competition on offer, the South African admits he doesn't need to understand what they're saying to know when they're pleased.
"Although I cannot read Arabic, I can feel there is support from our fans, one can see the emotions and one can feel when people are happy," he said ahead of the clash against the Botola outfit.
"Actions speak louder than words. One can see when he is supported and when he is not supported. We are doing okay, we can do better because we are ticking the right boxes and so we can win even if we play at neutral venues.
"We just do not need to depend on the supporters although we have them in the background and we know they support us.
"As Al Ahly coach and on behalf of my players, we always have the support of our fans and board. Our role is to deliver and give them the results they want; we know our responsibilities well."
Mosimane will be aiming to lift his third trophy since his arrival at the Red Devils this afternoon after the CAF Champions League and Egypt Cup triumph last season.