Pitso Mosimane has praised Kaizer Chiefs as a good team ahead of the Caf Champions League final but insists he isn’t worried of their play.
The Al Ahly coach was speaking in a press conference on Friday and urged his players to use the opportunity to make history by winning the club’s 10th title.
“We fear no one but it’s about respect and reality,” stated Pitso.
“Kaizer Chiefs is a good team in their own way, and this way helped them all the way to the final. They are strong on counter attacks and set pieces, and they have some intelligent players. If you want to win you have to respect your opponents.
“The system that makes you win is always a good system. We will go the way that helped us to win the trophy last year and brought us to this final. I’m not worried of the way Kaizer Chiefs play, but I’m aware of it.”
The two time Caf Champions League winner with Sundowns (2016) and Al Ahly (2020) says it’s an honour to play in the final.
“It is an opportunity for Al Ahly to win our 10th CAF Champions League title and make history. It’s also an opportunity for the players and coaching staff to write their own history. It’s an honour to play in a Champions League final.
“We have worked very hard to be here. It’s never easy but we think we can win. We respect our opponents but we have confidence in ourselves.”
On whether he is under pressure coming into the game, the gaffer admitted to always have pressure.
“As a coach, I have always had pressure. No coach for Al Ahly can have rest and has his comfort zone. Coaches should enjoy the pressure and strive with it.”
Al Ahly won the title last year while Chiefs are playing in their first Caf Champions League final in history.