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Soliman: I admire Mosimane

Posted on October 16, 2016
Pitso Mosimane talks about Momen Soliman

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 14: coach Moamen Soliman during the media open day at Lucas Moripe Stadium on October 14, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane told Zamalek’s coach, , not to resign after his team lost in the first leg of the African Champions League final.

Soliman said after the match that his team needs a miracle after losing to  3-0 in South Africa.

“I had no time to implement my philosophy in the field, I had two months with the players and only gave them 20 session. Time was my enemy,” Soliman explained.

Regardless, Mosimane said that Soliman should not resign after reports started circulating that Soliman will resign because of the Champions League loss. Soliman however said that the reports about his resignation were exaggerated by the Egyptian media from previous comments he made.

“He is a very good coach. I spoke to him about the resignation. I understand maybe he was playing a mental game when he said he would resign if he loses the game,”  Mosimane said.

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“If it’s mental, it’s OK, he pulled a good cut. If he means it, I think he is still young, Zamalek is big team,” Mosimane added that he should never resign while being emotional.

He also said that Zamalek still has enough time to fight for winning the second leg and the championship.


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