Pitso Musimani, the coach of the Egyptian Al-Ahly team, confirmed that his team is able to beat Palmeiras and win the bronze medal, in the third and fourth place match in the Club World Cup at 5 pm tomorrow, Thursday.
Musimani said during the press conference: “The team needs all its players to face Palmeiras, and it will enter the match while it is at the top of focus, in order to achieve the bronze medal, and we strongly trust all the players, and the absence of Hussein Al-Shahat and Mahmoud Kahraba has become a reality and we are dealing with him by preparing alternatives, and what happened. On the part of the two players, it was not planned, but it happened spontaneously. “
Musimane said that tomorrow’s match will be between the African champion and the South American champion, and everyone here in the global forum will be champions, and then each team will have one goal, which is victory, explaining that it is natural that we mourn the loss against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup, but there is great confidence in Al-Ahly players to crown the bronze medal.
Al-Ahly coach confirmed that he is completely satisfied with the team’s level in the Club World Cup, indicating that his team will fight to participate in the tournament next year.
He continued: “We were the best representative of the African continent in the Club World Cup and went up to the semi-finals and tomorrow we will play the bronze medal, and four years ago I attended with the Sun Downs and did not achieve a win, and today I achieved with Al-Ahly a victory over Al-Duhail and presented a distinguished level against Bayern Munich and we are currently playing the bronze medal.” “.
Musimani concluded his remarks, saying: “Our ambitions in Al-Ahly are without limits and we always strive to succeed, and then we will fight to return next year to participate again in the Club World Cup.”
While Mohamed El-Shenawy, captain and goalkeeper of Al-Ahly, confirmed that the team is ready to face Palmeiras, Brazil, and we have great confidence in ourselves, and our goal is to win and crown the bronze medal.
He said, “We only think about tomorrow’s match .. We have a very difficult challenge, but we are able to deal with it, and we have one goal, which is to beat Palmeiras in order to achieve the bronze medal and take third place.”
He explained that Al-Ahly players have great determination to win tomorrow in order to make Al-Ahly fans everywhere happy, indicating that everyone closed the Bayern match page immediately after its end in order to focus and prepare well for tomorrow’s meeting.
Al-Shennawi said that what happened from Mahmoud Kahraba and Hussein Al-Shahat was spontaneous, stressing that he wished to be present in tomorrow’s meeting, but in all cases, the technical staff has confidence in all the players and any player who will participate will do his best to win and return to Egypt with the bronze medal.