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Pitso set to return to Al Ahly bench after Covid quarantine

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Pitso Mosimane has reunited with his technical team after almost two weeks in quarantine. Picture: Al Ahly Twitter

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Coach Pitso Mosimane is set to mark his return to Al Ahly on Monday night following his recovery from Covid-19.

The 56-year-old tested positive on December 16 and has been in quarantine for almost two weeks.

He rejoined the team at training at the weekend and has already announced a team that will face Al Ittihad of Alexandria in a league clash on Monday evening.

Can’t wait to reunite with the Mosimane and Al Ahly Family.

Pitso Mosimane

Al Ahly, who bagged a treble in the recently concluded 2019/20 season, remain unbeaten in the new campaign after two Egyptian Premier League outings.

In Mosimane’s absence, his assistant and compatriot Cavin Johnson guided the team to back-to-back wins in a league fixture and in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round.

Read: Mosimane’s memorable year from glory to glory

“Finally, the virus is out my system. Thanks to everybody for the love and support during the past difficult two weeks. God Bless, Shukran. Al Hamdoulilla. Can’t wait to reunite with the Mosimane and Al Ahly Family,” tweeted Mosimane on Saturday.

Images of his return to work surfaced on Sunday as he was taking Al Ahly through their final training session ahead of Monday’s game.

In Al Ittihad, Mosimane will face the same side he defeated 2-1 in the Egyptian Cup semifinals earlier this month, en route to Al Ahly annexing the domestic trophy.

It was not all doom and gloom for Mosimane while he was away from the team that he left Mamelodi Sundowns to join in October.

Thanks to everybody for the love and support during the past difficult two weeks.

Pitso Mosimane

Apart from working on his tablet while listening to the amapiano sounds of DJ Maphorisa and Kabza Da Small, coach Jingles was in the past few days awarded the most successful coach in 2020 award in Egypt.

He said the gong was “unexpected, taking into consideration the short time spent here”, but he cited guiding Al Ahly to a first treble in 13 years as having contributed to the award.

Meanwhile, Al Ahly were crowned the top title winners of the Middle East at the 2020 Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Sunday.

The Red Devils were also in contention for the club of the century award, but lost out to Spanish LaLiga giants Real Madrid.


Daniel Mothowagae 

Deputy sports editor

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