TotalEnergies CAF CL Final – What they said: Al Ahly

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South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs will face Egypt’s al Ahly in the 2020-21 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League final on Saturday, 17 July 2021 at Complexe Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 19:00 GMT.

This is what Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane and Captain Mohamed Elshenawy said in the pre-match press conference.

Press Conference - CAF CL Final - Al Ahly

Pitso Mosimane (Coach, Al Ahly)

It is an opportunity for Al Ahly to win our 10th CAF Champions League title and make history. It’s also an opportunity for the players and coaching staff to write their own history. It’s an honor to play in a Champions League final.

We have worked very hard to be here. It’s never easy but we think we can win. We respect our opponents but we have confidence in ourselves.

We fear no one but it’s about respect and reality. Kaizer Chiefs is a good team in their own way, and this way helped them all the way to the final. They are strong on counter attacks and set pieces, and they have some intelligent players. If you want to win you have to respect your opponents.

The system that makes you win is always a good system. We will go the way that helped us to win the trophy last year and brought us to this final. I’m not worried of the way Kaizer Chiefs play, but I’m aware of it.

As a coach, I have always had pressure. No coach for Al Ahly can have rest and has his comfort zone. Coaches should enjoy the pressure and strive with it.

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Mohamed Elshenawy (Captain, Al Ahly)

It is going to be a very tough game. We would have liked to have our supporters behind us.

Kaizer Chiefs is a good and organized team. We are ready to face them and hope to have a good game.

All Ahly players just think of winning. We follow each other in that legacy and we always play each game and every competition to win. In the FIFA Club World Cup last February, we told ourselves we want to be back here again.

This final is very important and we have the ambition to win it once again. We want to make our supporters happy as we always do.