Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane expressed his disappointment after losing the 2022 CAF Champions League final against Wydad.
The game was played under several controversial decisions after CAF decided to hold the final in Casablanca just weeks before the showdown.
Although tickets were supposed to be allocated equally between both sides, Wydad’s fans outnumbered the small Ahly contingent that made the trip to Casablanca, and moreover, the CAF handed the supposed empty Al Ahly seats to the fans.
The news before the game seems to have got into the Al Ahly player’s heads, who were shaky from the start, unlike their Moroccan counterparts.
As a result, the Moroccan side gained a massive advantage, and they successfully claimed a 2-0 victory, as they now have three Champions League titles overall.
Speaking after the game, Mosimane criticized the way the game was organized, claiming that it’s normal for Wydad to win when the game is at their home.
“We lost the game in abnormal circumstances, the better team lost the final,” Pitso told the press.
“When you play at a neutral venue, with an equal number of supporters, you can talk about winning and losing.
“I don’t understand how people are talking about the game being well-organized, I think only Moroccans think that.
“Some ask me about the gameplan because I lost the match, but I want to remind them that we beat Raja using the same gameplan. Also, Amr El-Sulya isn’t 100% fit, that’s why he didn’t start.
“My only problem with refereeing was time management. The referee took around three minutes to change his watch and Wydad goalkeeper fell to the ground on multiple occasions.
“All that happened because Al Ahly were playing against Wydad at their home, it was normal for them to win amid these circumstances.”