Mosimane wins prestigious award

North African Football

Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has been named the Best Manager in Egypt at the annual Sports Critics Association ceremony.

Mosimane has been acknowledged by the media and journalists for his incredible work since joining The Red Devils from Mamelodi Sundowns in October last year.

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The South African tactician led them to a historic treble by winning the Egypt Cup, the CAF Champions League and went on to help them secure third-place at the recent FIFA Club World Cup.

Mosimane has also secured Ahly for the quarter-finals of Africa's elite club competition where they could face his former club Sundowns, Esperance or Wydad Casablanca.

Speaking at the prestigious event where he was honoured alongside his playmaker Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Mosimane expressed his delight at the recognition.

"I'm very grateful to have been awarded the Best Manager award, and I thank everyone who voted for me," he said.

"I accept it on behalf of the players, the coaching staff, the board of directors and the fans. I feel here as if I’m at home in Egypt. I feel welcomed and warm, and I have a great responsibility with a big team."

Mosimane's next game with The Club of the Century arrives on Wednesday when they host Al Nasr in the domestic cup at Al-Salam Stadium (21:30).

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