Mamelodi Sundowns Fans Turn Against Team To Support Al Ahly
A group of Mamelodi Sundowns fans have turned against their own team to support Egypt giants Al Ahly for the CAF Champions League match at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
The group, which mainly compromises members of Mamelodi branches, cheered the arrival of former coach Pitso Mosimane and the Egyptian team for their training at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday while clad in Ahly jerseys.
This however did not sit well with other Sundowns fans who accused the group of being “sellouts”.
However, Terry Mokale, who led the group of fans to meet Mosimane and Al Ahly in Pretoria, has defended their actions.
Mokale told KickOff.com that they will support Pitso wherever he goes and said they will supporting Al Ahly on Saturday. He said:
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This is a free country. We are free to support the team we want to support. We have been with Pitso in good and bad times and this will not change on Saturday.
When some Sundowns fans wanted Pitso out of the team we stood behind him. When fans turned against him during the game against Ajax Cape Town at Lucas Moripe Stadium, we were there to support him.
I don’t know what’s the problem here, people saying this and that. This is the same thing that happened with [Cristiano] Ronaldo. When he left Real Madrid, his fans went to support Juventus.
This also happens in politics, there are people that support EEF but are ANC members.
It’s a pity fans are not allowed at stadiums, we were going to come to Lucas Moripe Stadium wearing our jerseys to support Al Ahly.
Al Ahly come to Tshwane with a 2-0 lead after winning the first leg in Cairo.