In double confrontation for the CAF Champions League semifinal, Al Ahly Knocked out Wydad of Casablanca 5-1 on aggregate. Ahly has thus reached a record-extending 13th final.
And coach Pitso Mosimane believes his team have a lot of work to do before the final to take place on 6 November.
“We had an overall good performance. But we played better in the first leg than in Egypt.” The South African tactician said on Friday after the return leg game despite beating Wydad Casablanca 3-1.
The Red Devils beat Wydad 2-0 in Casablanca last Saturday to put one foot in the final. And they completed an easy task in Cairo for a 5-1 aggregate win.
“We haven’t reached the performance I want from the players, even concerning our passing game. We still have a lot of work to do. We will turn Wydad’s page and start preparing for the final.” He added.
Mosimane, who took over Ahly on 2 October, led the team to a record-extending 13th final. And he shoulders the burden of delivering their ninth trophy and their first since 2013.
“Ahly have reached the final several times over the past seven years. But they weren’t lucky. I hope this time God will help us.” He concluded.
It’s Ahly’s third final in four years after they lost to Wydad in 2017 and Esperance of Tunisia in 2018. They are expected to meet Zamalek in the 6 November final. As their perennial Cairo rivals defeated Raja 1-0 away in the first leg of the other semifinal.