Pitso Mosimane critical of 'wasteful' Percy Tau after Al Ahly drop points


Al Ahly coach Mosimane was left frustrated on Tuesday after his side failed to close the gap on league leaders Zamalek following a disappointing goalless draw against mid-table side El-Geish.

The reigning African champions dominated proceedings but were ultimately unable to break down a defiant defence, much to the consternation of their South African coach.

"I know that the El-Geish match has special circumstances, but if we had played for an extra hour, we wouldn’t have scored," Mosimane said, per KingFut. "Shooting from distance is certainly one solution to break through the defensive block, but no player tried that.

"Percy Tau wasted chances, Mohamed Sherif wasted chances, Hossam Hassan participated and wasted and also Salah Mohsen. The four strikers in my team were wasteful, what do I do?

"Amr El-Sulya was not supposed to start the game because he is suffering from a lot of fatigue, but Hamdi Fathi was also fatigued, so we decided to start with the El-Sulya.

"I only have three midfielders on my team and we have a lot of important matches ahead of us in the coming period. But I can't talk about fatigue and I can't find excuses. Throughout the game, we wasted a lot of chances..."

Tuesday's result leaves Ahly six points behind Zamalek in the league standings although Mosimane's side could return to the summit if they are able to win all three of their games in hand.