Former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane guided Al Alhy, the Egyptian football powerhouse, to their 10th CAF Champions League trophy with Saturday night’s 3-0 final win over Kaizer Chiefs.
The South African club lost attacker Happy Mashiane to a VAR-assisted red card three minutes into first-half added time at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, Morocco.
Already the rank underdogs, 10-men Chiefs succumbed to the heat as Al Ahly piled on the pressure in the second half.
Goals from Mohamed Sherif (53′), Mohamed Magdi Afsha (64′) and Amr El Solia (74′) inspired the Egyptian giants to a well-deserved win over their South African opponents.
Mosimane earned his third Champions League title, also becoming only the fourth coach in the 57-year history of the Champions League to win back-to-back titles, matching the feat too of the man considered Ahly’s best coach of the modern era, Portuguese Manuel Jose in 2005 and 2006.
Jose won four Champions Leagues, and Mosimane now stands alone in second place on three.
Ahly, who had not won the Champions League for a frustrating seven years before Mosimane’s arrival, went to their Decima of 10 titles.
In 2020, Mosimane led Al-Ahly to a 2–1 victory over Egyptian rivals Zamalek, winning their record-extending ninth title and their first since 2013.