Time For Lamentation: Al Ahly Fans Cry For Pitso Mosimane’s Comeback
Al-Ahly’s crushing 5-2 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Caf Champions League on Saturday has left many fans in shock, as the continent’s most successful club was comprehensively beaten by the South African champions.
Despite a standout display by Percy Tau, who scored a stunning solo goal, some supporters have called for the reinstatement of former head coach Pitso Mosimane to turn around the Red Devils’ fortunes. Mosimane is regarded as a legendary figure at Al-Ahly and his potential return have sparked a lot of discussion amongst fans and pundits alike.
Amidst Al-Ahly’s recent struggles, there has been a growing call for former head coach Pitso Mosimane to make a return to the club. One of the advocates for Mosimane’s comeback is @Shozie7, who believes that the South African coach can help restore the Red Devils’ fortunes.
Mosimane has a successful track record in African football, having won the Champions League with Al-Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns. However, Al-Ahly’s current form is far removed from their past glories, prompting calls for Mosimane’s return to awaken the team’s potential. “Pitso must be called to awaken the sleeping eagles of Cairo,” wrote @Shozie7. “The guy must come home to enjoy football.”
According to @Shozie7, Al-Ahly’s players are struggling to keep up with the individual brilliance of Percy Tau, who seems to operate on a higher level than his teammates. Despite Tau’s impressive performance, the user believes that the Al-Ahly players, including the coach, are unable to match his style of play, which often leads to unwarranted criticism.
Another observer, McDonald Mahlangu, echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing that Tau is the team’s standout player and that Al-Ahly players need to acknowledge and supply him with the necessary support.
Percy Tau’s performance on Saturday appears to have earned him newfound respect from South African supporters who have been critical of him in the past. After showcasing his skill and determination on the pitch, many fans took to social media to applaud Tau’s efforts. @inqama_97 acknowledged Tau’s dangerous ability and praised his commitment to staying in Egypt to fight for his position.
Similarly, Athi Mini was impressed by Tau’s standout goal and commended Mamelodi Sundowns for their dominant form, adding that Al-Ahly, known as the “Club of the Century,” was left biting the dust by Downs’ prowess.
Samkelo Ngubo, writing for Citizen, acknowledged Percy Tau’s impressive display while also criticizing Al-Ahly’s performance. Ngubo wrote that Mamelodi Sundowns remained a small team, despite offering free entrance to their stadium. He went on to add that the weakest link in the game was Al-Ahly, and that it was ultimately Sundowns against Percy Tau.
Meanwhile, @SollyMongs believes that based on Saturday’s showing, Tau is still good enough to play in the Premier League. The user advised Tau to get a new agent who could facilitate his return to the big stage, as the current agent who facilitated his exit from the Premier League has been deemed useless.