Friday 6 March 2020
Al-Ahly coach Rene Weiler confirmed the team’s readiness to face the Sundowns at 3 pm tomorrow, Saturday, at Lucas Moribi’s stadium in the quarter-finals of the African Champions League.
Al-Ahly decided to go out in Cairo last Saturday with two goals, a response role scored by Tunisian Ali Maaloul. Al-Ahmar does not want to repeat the scenario of last season after he bid farewell to the championship at the hands of the Sundowns after the loss of five clean in South Africa.
“The two teams’ match last season has become from the past, and we have to look at the present and the current championship, in Cairo we won two goals without responding to the Sundowns, but this does not mean that we qualified in the championship,” Fyler said during the press conference held today, Friday, at Lucas Moribi Stadium. .
He added: “The result of last season was heavy, and the match between the two teams tomorrow will be equal, and Al-Ahly did what it had in the first leg in Cairo and won by two goals, but the result is not reassuring and the team has to decide its qualification from South Africa.”
“The Sundowns team has not been defeated on home soil this year, and it is one of the strongest teams on the continent this season, and Al-Ahly must decide the qualification here from Pretoria,” said Fyler.
He continued: “Above all, our main goal is to achieve the African Champions League title, and we strive for it with full force, and the championship in general is strong and includes the best teams in the continent of Africa.”
Feiler indicated that he does not focus on what is being circulated in the media in South Africa, or any statements made from within Sun Downs, and focus only on his team and prepare for tomorrow’s match.
Feiler praised the atmosphere in South Africa, and stressed that there was no problem for the team regarding the weather, especially that Al-Ahly came early, in order to get used to the atmosphere here in Pretoria.
Al-Ahly’s technical director has completed his remarks, saying that he rejects the idea of wasting time in general, and that he loves fair play and honest competition.