Ex-Zamalek star: Pitso is ruthless

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Former Zamalek midfielder Ayman Abdelaziz has labelled Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane as "ruthless" with his players when it comes to getting results on the pitch.

Abdelaziz, who made more than 50 appearances across two spells with Zamalek, was speaking to local media when he shared his view that Mosimane ran a tight ship at Al Ahly despite enjoying a good relationship with his players. 

"Mosimane is very funny, something we see with many Africans, he can easily attract the Al Ahly players, but on the pitch he’s ruthless," the former Egypt international told OnTime Sport h/t KingFut.

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Mosimane joined the Egyptian giants from Mamelodi Sundowns in September last year and his unique approach to man-management has already translated into massive success for the Club of the Century.

The 56-year-old helped seal the 2019/20 Egyptian Premier League title before going on to win the Egypt Cup and CAF Champions League, earning his side a sport at the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.

There, Ahly performed admirably despite being knocked-out by eventual tournament winners Bayern Munich, and walked away with a historic bronze medal after defeating South American champions Palmeiras in the third-place playoff.

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