Oliseh ‘proud’ of Mosimane despite Al Ahly defeat
Sunday Oliseh, a former Super Eagles captain and later coach, has poured encomium on Al Ahly of Egypt coach, Pitso Mosimane, over what he described as his ‘tactical savvy’ despite the African champions 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final tie on Monday.
The African champions headed into the encounter after securing victory over Qatari side, Al Duhail on Thursday.
Al Ahly were, however, unlucky as they bowed to the superior powers of the UEFA Champions League title holders despite the efforts they put into the game.
Robert Lewandowski‘s brace ended the hope of the Egyptian side of clinching the title and inspired Bayern Munich to the final of the competition.
The Red Devils will now compete for the bronze medal with Copa Libertadores side Palmeiras today (Thursday, February 11) in Qatar.
Oliseh took to social media to praise the performance of Mosimane’s side despite their defeat at Al Rayyan Stadium.
“Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane made me so proud yesterday the way he tactically competed with a star-studded Bayern Munich,” Oliseh tweeted.
“He showed no complex and had a game plan. Great African Ambassador. Though they lost, for me, Al Ahly and Mosimane were the real winners last night. Bravo Bro!”
Oliseh started coaching after ending his professional career, where he had great success with Koln, Ajax, and Borussia Dortmund among others.
The former midfielder enjoyed impressive results with the Nigeria national team during his time as coach of the West African side.
The 46-year-old has also previously managed Vervietois and Fortuna Sittard and served as sports director of Eupen.