Pitso wary of Kaizer Chiefs, Samir Nurković in Champions League final

Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has warned against underestimating Kaizer Chiefs in the CAF Champions League final, while revealing his confidence in his team goal-scoring abilities.

The clash between the two giants is scheduled to take place next Saturday, July 17 at the Mohamed V Stadium in Morocco.

Mosimane’s men will be going into the game with a lot of expectations as they aim for their 10th Champions League glory, unlike Kaizer Chiefs, who will take part in their first-ever final.

Al Ahly qualified after crossing the Esperance hurdle in the semi-finals, on the other side Kaizer Chiefs eliminated Wydad Casablanca in their journey to the final.

In their final test ahead of the highly-anticipated clash, Al Ahly have thrashed Misr El-Makkasa 4-1 to take a further step closer to the Egyptian Premier League summit.

Overall under his guidance, Al Ahly have scored 99 goals in 50 games with Pitso Mosimane, which led the South African coach to send a warning to Kaizer Cheifs.
“My teams always score,” Mosimane said.

“There’s always a goal at Al Ahly. We can score. And we score even when (you think) there’s no goal.

Al Ahly

“You saw the two goals we scored against (Mamelodi) Sundowns (in the quarter-final). Where they came from, you never know.

“We got some beautiful goals against Esperance. We played the way I want the team to play – my philosophy, the Sundowns way. But I don’t have a (Gaston) Sirino or a Themba Zwane (the skillful players he coached at Sundowns) here, so we do what we’ve got to do

“Don’t underestimate Chiefs, hey. There’s a goal there. (Samir) Nurkovic can always sneak one in. He can always score.

“The Champions League is a different kettle of fish – it is played with extensive experience.

“It is not how good you are and not how good you pass the ball.

“The Champions League is way too complex (a competition) … you need a lot of experience to win it. Kingfut

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