Pitso: I wish I managed him earlier

Pitso Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane heaped praise on Al Ahly veteran Walid Soliman after his quickfire brace in the 4-2 thumping over El Entag El Harby on Tuesday evening.

Ahly moved back to the summit with their fifth win in six games as Mosimane maintained his unbeaten run with the Red Devils since his arrival in September last year.

And he questioned the lack of attention placed on the 36-year-old playmaker who took his tally to seven goals in only five starts under his management after the late show in the Egyptian Premier League clash as a substitute.

"Why is no one asking me about Walid Soliman? I want to talk about him," he said in the post-match press conference.

"He's a classy player, who scores unbelievable goals. He is amazing. I speak with him constantly. It's difficult for him to play the full 90 minutes, but when he participates even for a few minutes, he scores brilliantly."

Mosimane added: "He doesn't get upset and never complains when he is benched. I respect Walid so much and I appreciate him.

"He is an example for the young players on how to score goals. He scores in unbelievable ways, a really magical player.

"It's unfortunate that I have discovered him very late. I wish I came to Egypt a few years ago so that I could've coached him when he was younger."

The six-time league winner has scored 66 goals and registered 47 assists in 265 games across all competitions since joining the Club of the Century in August 2011 from ENPPI.

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