Asante Kotoko head coach Maxwell Konadu has sent a congratulatory message to Pitso Mosimane after guiding Al Ahly to win their ninth Caf Champions League title.
A scintillating 2020 CAF Champions League final between Cairo based giants Zamalek and Al Ahly was decided in the 86th minute as Mohamed Kafsha drilled the ball home with a spectacular strike to break Zamalek hearts.
The game was a thrilling encounter with a riveting first 45 minutes of football. No sooner had we settled in our seats than Al Ahly were ahead after Zamalek failed to defend a corner as Amr Al Sulaya headed the men in red ahead.
The former Black Stars deputy coach who is currently in Mauritania for the Porcupine Warriors 2020/21 CAF Champions League preliminary stage first fixture, took to Twitter to congratulate Pitso Mosimane on Friday night.
Congratulations my coach pic.twitter.com/NHr3jXgZwn
— Maxwell Konadu (@Konadu4Maxwell) November 27, 2020
Instead of wilting in the adversity of the early reverse, the White Knights regrouped and took the game to the eight times champions dominating possession and creating scoring chances. They finally got their reward in the 31st minute with Shikabala firing home a sensational goal worthy of the final.
Pacheco’s side were on top in the second 45 where energy levels dropped as Zamalek struck the post, and just when it seemed we were drifting towards extra time, Afsha struck to fire Al Alhy ahead on the night and towards a historic ninth CAF Champions League win.
That 86th minute strike that Al Ahly fans will treasure for some time with the goal that secured the 9th CAF CL title and even sweeter given the nature of the opponent.
Al Ahly will now progress to the delayed FIFA Club World Cup which is now set to be staged in Qatar next February. Bayern Munich and the winners from other confederations (CONMEBOL, AFC etc) await.