On Friday night, former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane added to his already legendary status by guiding Al Ahly to a ninth Caf Champions League crown with a 2-1 win over Zamalek.
It was Ahly’s first win in the tournament since 2013 . Since then, Al Ahly have lost two finals – against Esperance Tunis and Wydad Casablanca .
In a thrilling match, the Red Devils pulled through thanks to an 86th minute winner from Mohamed Kafsha; such are the fine lines between glory and despair.
It was Mosimane’s second triumph in the competition after taking Sundowns to the title in 2016. He also became only the third coach to win it with two different clubs, and only the Portugal-born Manuel Jose has more titles, four, which were all won with Al Ahly.
Mosimane is already a living legend and will surely go down as one of Africa’s greatest in the history books.
In Cairo Mosimane has become a legend. His portrait is on everyone’s wall.