Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane says they are capable of dealing with the difficulties that comes with playing against a team of Wydad Casablanca’s quality.
The Red Eagles are set to travel to the Stade Mohamed V when they take on Wydad Casablanca in the final of the Caf Champions League set to kick off at 9pm in Morocco on Monday evening.
Mosimane will be looking to make history by becoming the first manager to claim three consecutive Champions League titles after guiding the Egyptian giants to back-to-back titles in the past two seasons.
“We will play an important game during a long and exhausting season. Both teams played 15 games until now, and both of them are keen to win the African title,” Mosimane told his club’s official website.
“It is a difficult game and we are facing the same circumstances we faced against Raja. We expect the same tomorrow, but we are capable of dealing with these difficulties.
“We are facing a team that we respect a lot, as they managed to reach the final several times before. Also, I have a great relationship with Wydad’s president and most of the players, but I came here to defend Al Ahly’s name and my career with this prestigious club.
“We can play anywhere, and this is the reason why we are here in Morocco. We will not speak about anything except the game. I am totally focused on the match, but this does not mean that the outer factors can not affect the game, such as the fans and the stadium. However, we are totally focused on the game.
“We are always ready. We managed to play without many important players several times and this happened during the Fifa Club World Cup. We played the competition although missing nine players. We do not make excuses, and we will keep doing our best.
“We are Al Ahly and we believe in our chances to win, despite the difficulties that we face. Wydad are a big team and they have a great history. We are playing against them at their home ground, but we are here to represent Al Ahly, who have always been capable of competing and winning during any circumstances.”