Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed that he received a congratulatory message from Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar.
South Africa’s iDiski website reports that the Zimbabwean-born goalkeeping legend sent Mosimane the message after he had steered Al Ahly to CAF Super Cup glory.
Mosimane cut his coaching teeth working as Grobbelaar’s deputy at SuperSport United in South Africa before succeeding him in early 2000.
“I’d like to congratulate Pitso Mosimane and Al Ahly Football Club in Cairo for winning the CAF Super Cup,” reads Grobbelaar’s message.
“It’s a great achievement Pitso, all the very best.
“Those times with me, I’ve taught you well. Haven’t I? (laughs)
“All the very best my friend and well done to Al Ahly Football Club in Egypt.”
Mosimane, who was a guest at Al Ahly TV, said he was overwhelmed by the goodwill message from his former boss.
“Bruce Grobbelaar,” the South African is quoted saying.
“He’s the one who gave me an opportunity as assistant coach. A legend.
“He used to tell me stories of Liverpool, Kenny Dalglish and those legends.
“I know all the stories about Liverpool from him. They conquered and then Man United came after.”
Mosimane joined Al Ahly last year after successful years with Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.