Sami Komsan, Al Ahly's assistant coach, expressed his happiness after defeating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League quarter-finals.
"We achieved our target in today's game. We will fight in the second leg to secure our qualification to the semis."
"We defeated a tough team tonight, who has many good players. The coaching staff stressed to the players the importance of keeping our net clean, and to convert all the scoring chances that we would get."
"Also, the head coach analyzed the opposition's game plan very well and managed to prepare the players for tonight's clash."
"I would like to thank the players for their performance and spirit in the game. They were organized on the pitch and were determined to come out victorious."
"We still have another game to play in South Africa. We will fight to win and qualify to the semis. Moreover, our players have the experience to deal with such games."
"Finally, the whole team was motivated after Mahmoud El Khatib, our president, visited us before the encounter. He always supports the coaching staff and the players, which inspires us to achieve great results that meet the high expectations of our fans."