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Ex-South Africa Defender Mark Fish Proud Of Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane: ''I wouldn’t have coached Al Ahly if it wasn’t for Mamelodi Sundowns''
Former South Africa defender Mark Fish has expressed his all South Africans’ honour in their countryman Pitso Mosimane for managing to go as far in his career as coaching the biggest club in Africa in Al Ahly, according to him. Mosimane was appointed Al Ahly’s head coach in October and he managed to guide the Reds to an unbeaten run which led them to the CAF Champions League final after overcoming Wydad Athletic 5-1 on aggregate.

Former South Africa defender proud of Mosimane Former South Africa defender Mark Fish has expressed his all South Africans’ honour in their countryman Pitso Mosimane for managing to go as far in his career as coaching the biggest club in Africa in Al Ahly, according to him. Mosimane was appointed Al Ahly’s head coach in October and he managed to guide the Reds to an unbeaten run which led them to the CAF Champions League final after overcoming Wydad Athletic 5-1 on aggregate.

I wouldn’t have coached Al Ahly if it wasn’t for Sundowns, says Pitso The 56-year-old took charge of Al Ahly in six games, winning five while drawing once against Pyramids FC. Under his guidance, the Reds scored 12 goals while conceding only once. The 56-year-old manager has recently celebrated the Red Devils’ victory of the 42nd Egyptian Premier League title in the club’s history.

“Coaching the biggest team in Africa is a source of pride. I rejoiced when I received the news of Mosimane’s new job in Egypt,” Fish told Al Ahly TV. “We were used to foreign coaches coming to the African continent, but the transfer of a coach from my country to coach the best team in Africa is a great progress.”

Fish represented South Africa on 62 occasions scoring two goals for the Bafana Bafana. He retired from football in 2007. At club level, he represented the likes of Italian side SS Lazio and some English clubs, namely Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, and Ipswich Town.

“Mosimane has a lot to give. We could see more African players joining Al Ahly in the coming period,” Fish added. “He was successful at Sundowns and joining Al Ahly is a big step for him,” he conculded. Al Ahly celebrated their record 42nd Egyptian Premier League title after finishing the campaign with a remarkable tally of 89 points. The club will now look to complete the treble as they have reached the CAF Champions League final and are still competing in the Egypt Cup, where they are set to face second division side Abo Qeir in the quarter-finals.

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