The Italian believes that despite coming in as the Red Devils’ favorite, it will be a tough match
Former Kaiser Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas praised Al-Ahly’s head coach Pitsu Mossesmane, saying he was a “clever wolf”.
Kiev will lead the Red Devils against Amakhosi of South Africa in the Champions League final on July 17. The Egyptians advanced after defeating Esperance de Tunisia in the semi-finals, while their opponents struggled to defeat Wide Casablanca.
The Italian added that the defending champions are lucky to have developed their own tactics.
“Mosemane is a cunning wolf. He reads every detail about his opponents.” Al-Ahli TV.
“Al-Ahly is lucky and he is lucky to lead such a big team. Al-Ahly has a good chance of winning this award, but the Caesar Chiefs knocked out Vyad Casablanca. He will not be underestimated.”
Despite the Red Devils being the favorites in the match, the 53-year-old admits it will not be an easy game. He further pointed out the powers of Amakhosi which Ahi Ahli should be wary of.
“This game will not be a walk in the park for Al-Ahly,” continued Solinas, who was the chiefs coach in 2018.
“The Kauser chiefs rely on their strong defense, that’s their strong point. They will definitely try to rely on counter-attacks which will be a problem for Al-Ahly.”
Meanwhile, Kaisers chief midfielder Willard Kitsande says he is not in the final just to score.
The scheduled match for the neutral St Mohamed V Stadium in Casa Blanca is history in itself for the Chiefs, who never took part in this stage of the competition.
But Kitsunde is set to make history against nine-time African champion Ala Ahli, who is also a title holder.
“The final of the Kiev Champions League is huge. [it is] “The African club is the biggest stage of football and you never knew you would make it again in your life,” Kitsande said. Sunday Mail.
“The club has not been there. This is the first time and I am part of the group and the parcel. I am happy. These are not all African footballers who are playing in the Champions League final.
“We are enjoying the moment and we are going there [to the final] It’s not about making numbers, it’s about making money. We just want to make it a reality that will be stuck in the history of chiefs all our lives.
“We want to do this for the chairman, especially after the bad weather [domestically]”