Mosimane guides Al Ahly to record-extending ninth CAF Champions League title
Coach Pitso Mosimane clinched his second CAF Champions League title on Friday when Al Ahly defeated Zamalek 2-1 in an all-Egypt final at Cairo International Stadium.
Mohamed Magdi scored a stunning goal four minutes from time to help Al Ahly extend their record number of championships in Africa's elite club competition to nine.
Before the kick-off inside the stadium which would normally have been packed with 75,000 fans, the teams took a moment of silence in honor of the late football legend Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday.
The teams were locked at 1-1 when midfielder Magdi collected a loose ball 30 meters out, showed neat control under pressure and volleyed into the corner of the net, sparking wild scenes of celebration from the players.
The title win is a second for Mosimane. The South African led Mamelodi Sundowns to victory in 2016, when they also beat Zamalek in what was then a two-legged decider.
He became the third coach to attain African Champions League success with two different clubs.
(With input from Reuters)
(Cover: Pitso Mosimane raises the trophy after Al Ahly defeated Zamalek to claim the team's ninth CAF Champions League title at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt, November 27, 2020. /Pitso Mosimane's official Twitter account)