Pitso on Ahly's return to winning ways

Pitso Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane has shared his reaction after Al Ahly returned to winning ways with victory over Tala'ea El Gaish.

After suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Tanzanian giants Simba in the CAF Champions League last week, Al Ahly returned to winning ways over the weekend with a 2-1 league win over El Gaish, courtesy of a brace from Junior Ajayi.

Following the match, Mosimane praised his side's performance and stressed the importance of getting all three points, which has left the reigning champions five points behind league-leaders Zamalek with two games in hand.

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"It was a difficult match and it became more difficult after losing the last match to Simba," the former Mamelodi Sundowns boss told the club's website. "The players fought during the match and scored two goals to secure the three points.

"We need big players to step up in the big matches and that is what happened today from Mohamed El Shenawy. He always delivers when the team needs him. Ajayi is one of the key players in the team. He just returned from an injury, but he managed to score our two goals in the match.

"We pushed forward to score and I decided to add more strikers. Also, I was aware of the players who were booked when I made the substitutions.

"Taher Mohamed Taher and Hussein El Shahat had returned tonight after missing Simba’s match and we were able to play more on the wings. I trust all my players, in particular Hamdy Fathy, Amr El Soulia, and Aliou Dieng."


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