Sundowns apologises to Al Ahly. Mamelodi Sundowns apologised on Sunday for the behaviour of their fans, who held offensive posters and hurled verbal abuse at Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane ahead of Saturday’s Caf Champions League quarterfinal match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
A video emerged of Sundowns fans blocking the Ahly bus on its way into the stadium and holding placards like “F**k off Pitso” while also insulting their former coach’s mother, as the Ahly team arrived to take on Masadawana in the second leg of their last eight matches.
The game finished 1-1, and Ahly advanced to the semifinals 3-1 on aggregate, but Mosiimane was understandably upset over what had occurred prior to the game.
Sundowns, however, did not directly apologise to Mosimane.
“Mamelodi Sundowns witnessed behaviour and actions from some of its supporters prior to its match with Al Ahly that is inappropriate and improper and does not represent the honesty, respect, sympathy, and other principles that we uphold,” the club said in a statement.
Mamelodi Sundowns said they will launch an investigation and take punitive measures against those supporters whose behaviour was unethical and contradictory to the beliefs and standards to which we belong.
In a statement below, Sundowns apologises to Al Ahly.
Mamelodi Sundowns observed behavior and conduct from some of its supporters before its match with Al Ahly which is unacceptable, improper and does not reflect the integrity, respect, compassion, and other values that we uphold.
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) May 23, 2021