The South African tactician has now gained two continental trophies with the Purple Devils together with final season’s Champions League title
Al Ahly have been topped 2020/21 Caf Tremendous Cup champions after securing a 2-0 win over RS Berkane at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Friday night.
Two second-half targets from Mohamed Sherif and Salah Mohsen impressed the Egyptian champions to a well-deserved victory over their Moroccan opponents.
Al Ahly have been brimming with confidence having booked their place on this season’s Caf Champions League semi-finals after defeating South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on mixture final weekend.
Coach Pitso Mosimane named a powerful beginning line-up with Mohamed El Shenawy retaining his place in purpose, whereas Aliou Dieng was partnered with Amr Al Sulaya in midfield and Sherif led the assault.
Alternatively, Berkane have been seeking to return to profitable methods having didn’t win their final two matches, towards Rapide Oued Zem and Maghreb Fes within the Moroccan Botola League.
Burkina Faso worldwide Issoufou Dayo led the defence for Juan Pedro’s facet, whereas skilled attackers Hamdi Laachir and Mouhssine Iajour began upfront.
Al Ahly dominated possession from the primary whistle with Dieng pulling the strings from midfield and he was seeking to unlock Berkane’s tight defence with some defence-splitting passes.
Nevertheless, the Oranges’ backline which was marshalled by Dayo, was capable of make some necessary interventions and clearances which pissed off the likes of Sherif, Mohamed Magdi Kadisha and Taher Mohamed.
Berkane grew in confidence as the sport progressed they usually had a chance to open the scoring when Mohamed Farehane discovered himself in a one-on-one scenario with El Shenawy.
One way or the other Farehane hit the side-netting and the Purple Devils survived a scare and the rating was 0-0 at half-time, following a first-half which noticed Al Ahly fail to show loads of possession into clear-cut possibilities.
Ali Maaloul and Rami Rabia have been each launched by Mosimane previous to the beginning of the second-half as Al Ahly regarded to interrupt the impasse and the 2019/20 Champions League winners managed to open the scoring.
Hussein El Shahat performed a cross to Sherif, who turned contained in the field, earlier than firing previous goalkeeper Zouhair Laaroubi handy Al Ahly 1-0 the lead three minutes earlier than the hour-mark.
Zakaria Hadraf and Abdelkarim Baadi have been launched by Pedro with the Oranges looking for the equalising purpose, they usually pushed ahead in numbers, however the reigning Confederation Cup champions have been left susceptible on the again.
Taher’s excellent cross discovered Mohsen, who made no mistake as he rounded Laaroubi earlier than hitting the again of the web within the 82nd minute to seal Al Ahly’s 2-0 victory over Berkane.
Due to this fact, Al Ahly clinched a record-extending seventh Caf Tremendous Cup win and Mosimane gained the trophy for the second time in his profession having lifted it with Sundowns in 2017.