The ANC condemns the treatment meted out to Al Ahly coach and former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, by some unruly Mamelodi Sundowns fans. A section of the Pretoria based club were seen blocking the bus and insulting the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane as his team bus was making its way into Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday 22nd May 2021. Sundowns hosted Egypt’s Al Ahly in a tension-riddled CAF Champions League second leg quarterfinal match.
This kind of treatment was uncalled for and should never be tolerated. This is an embarrassment to our country which is well respected in Africa. It also reflects badly on the image of football in the country. We welcome the commitment by Mamelodi Sundowns to begin a dialogue with Egyptian powerhouses Al Ahly in a bid to ease the tension between the two clubs. Those responsible for this delinquent action should be identified and brought to book.