Africa Soccer CAF CL : Sundowns apologise to Al Ahly for insulting Pitso

Mamelodi Sundowns have apologised to Al Ahly after some of the South African champions’ fans insulted the Egyptian club’s coach Pitso Mosimane.

The South African coach received insults from a section of Sundowns supporters on Saturday afternoon.

Some of the fans hoisted banners insulting Mosimane outside Lucas Moripe Stadium in South Africa where Al Ahly drew 1-1 with Sundowns.

Al Ahly advanced to the CAF Champions League semi-finals 3-1 on aggregate having won the first leg 2-0.

Full statement from Sundowns:


Mamelodi Sundowns observed behavior and conduct from some of its supporters before its match with Al Ahly which is unacceptable and improper and does not reflect the integrity, respect, compassion, and other values that we uphold. 

We received complaints by supporters of improper conduct and insults but Mamelodi Sundowns supporters should under no circumstances, disrespect, insult or behave in the manner they did and must at all times stay true to our values and principles. 

We therefore want to apologize to Al Ahly and those associated with the Club. 

Mamelodi Sundowns will institute an investigation and appropriate action will be taken against those supporters whose conduct was improper and contrary to the values and principles that we adhere to. 

We remain dedicated to maintaining the good relations, mutual respect and mutual commitment that exists between the leaders of our two Clubs and all our stakeholders. 

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