Al Ahly boss Pitso Mosimane has revealed the differences between the DStv Premiership and Egyptian Premier League after enjoying success in both competitions.
Mosimane’s charges are currently the leading outfit in the Egyptian Premier League after making a perfect start to the 2021/22 campaign after six matches played and are well poised to challenge for the title after being dethroned by Zamalek last season.
The 57-year-old previously enjoyed great success in South Africa where he won five Premiership titles with Mamelodi Sundowns between 2014 and 2020, before being head-hunted by the most successful team on the African continent.
"There is a difference between being in South Africa and here in Egypt," Mosimane told SABC News.
"Here I lead a team that is always expected to win trophies and awards. Al Ahly competes with teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United to be the best club in the world, and last year we won the award for the biggest club in the Middle East, and we are a candidate again this year.
"In the last seven years, Al Ahly did not win continental titles, and [since then] we have succeeded in winning a valuable championship, we won the Champions League twice in a row, and we hope to achieve the third title in a row.
"Now we are participating in the Club World Cup for the second time in a row, competing with strong teams and playing in the African Super Cup again.
"…Al Ahly previously played against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and a number of major teams. They are a very, very big club," he added.
"Here you just have to win. It wasn’t like that for me [before]. I would lose or draw and I might not win for four games in a row. If that happens here, I don’t think I will remain in my position. You always have to win."
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