Al Ahly defensive legend Samir Kamouna has praised the workforce’s efficiency dropping 2-Zero in opposition to Bayern Munich on the Fifa Membership World Cup‚ and mentioned coach Pitso Mosimane “can get the very best out of each participant” on the Cairo giants.
Kamouna (48)‚ who performed for Ahly from 1996 to 1998‚ and once more from 2001 to 2003‚ and likewise turned out for Bursaspor in Turkey‚ mentioned anybody who felt the African champions didn’t carry out nicely of their Membership World Cup semifinal in opposition to European champions Bayern‚ “has no concept about soccer”.
Ahly meet Brazil’s Palmeiras within the third-place playoff in Al Rayyan‚ Qatar on Thursday night hoping to emulate their greatest end of third at Fifa’s showpiece membership event in 2006.
“It’s an enormous honour for Al Ahly to achieve the Membership World Cup for the sixth time and to face one of many biggest golf equipment within the World‚” Kamouna informed Kingfut.com.
“Al Ahly did all they may and I’m glad with their efficiency. Barcelona had misplaced to Bayern by eight objectives‚ Tottenham by seven‚ and Chelsea by three [in the 2019-20 Uefa Champions League].
“Whoever says that Al Ahly performed poorly‚ has no concept about soccer. Al Ahly is a good membership and may deal nicely with large video games‚ and so they have a wise head coach.
“Mosimane‚ in the long run‚ might be a lot better. He can get the very best out of each participant. From 23 video games‚ he received 18‚ and his solely loss got here in opposition to Bayern Munich.
“Pitso additionally received the Caf Champions League‚ and if he wins all his remaining league video games‚ Al Ahly will go high of the desk.”
Mosimane arrived at Ahly in a bombshell transfer from Mamelodi Sundowns in October 2020‚ and accomplished the final 5 matches of the Covid-19-delayed 2019-20 Egyptian Premier League‚ already received below Swiss predecessor Rene Weiler‚ unbeaten.
Ahly added the Champions League with a 2-1 closing win in opposition to Zamalek in late November‚ after Mosimane additionally steered them by means of the semifinals with a 5-1 combination victory in opposition to Wydad Casablanca. The Reds added the Egypt Cup in early December with a penalties win in opposition to Talaea El Geish for a treble in 2019-20.
Their defeat in opposition to Bayern broke a run of 32 matches unbeaten‚ 22 of which got here below Mosimane.
Bayern meet Mexico’s Tigres in Thursday’s Membership World Cup closing‚ aiming to match Barcelona’s sextuplet of six trophies in a season in 2009.
Kamouna was a part of Ruud Krol’s Egypt squad on the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa‚ and performed the complete 90 minutes within the Pharaohs’ 1-Zero Group A victory in opposition to eventual winners Bafana Bafana at FNB Stadium on January 24‚ 1996.