Johnson to step up in Pitso's absence

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Cavin Johnson looks set to take charge of Al Ahly for this weekend's clash against Ghazl El Mahalla after manager Pitso Mosimane tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

With Mosimane continuing his recovery after contracting the coronavirus earlier this week, Ahly assistant manager Johnson is expected to replace the former Mamelodi Sundowns boss in the dugout for the club's Egyptian Premier League clash against Ghazl on Friday.

That is according to KingFut, who reported that Mosimane is likely to miss the next two weeks, which would include next week's CAF Champions League clash against AS SONIDEP, after testing positive for the virus on Wednesday, with Johnson set to take charge of the first team until the 56-year-old's return.

Scroll through the gallery below to see Al Ahly's Egypt Cup celebrations:

READ: How Al Ahly secured Pitso's signature

Johnson, who joined Ahly as Mosimane's assistant in October, boasts a proud managerial record in his own right after holding the reins at Platinum Stars, SuperSport United, AmaZulu and Black Leopards during his time in South Africa.

With the Egyptian giants in good hands under the 62-year-old's leadership, Mosimane will be focused on making a full recovery, and the 2019/20 PSL Coach of the Season took to Twitter on Thursday morning to provide an update on his condition.

"Evening everybody, [I] just went for X-rays and will get the advice from the doctors tomorrow. Thanks for all the good wishes. Inshallah, I will be back soon," he shared.

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