New Al Ahly signing Luis Miquissone has explained his decision to choose Egyptian giants Al Ahly over a move back to South Africa to join Kaizer Chiefs.
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Miquissone was linked with a move to Chiefs during the pre-season transfer window, but decided to join Al Ahly from Simba SC, where he is reunited with his former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.
“I received a lot of offers during the previous period. I spoke with my agent and we decided to come to Al Ahly. The club is so big and their ambitions have no limits. I want to help the team win trophies. As a player, I also need to be part of this and to get my chance to help the team,” Miquissone told the Al Ahly website.
“I need to grow up and to face big challenges, so that is why I chose Al Ahly. They need to win everything and I need to be part of this.
“Any player dreams of playing in the FIFA Club World Cup. It will be a great experience for me,” added Miquissone.
Miquissone said he was looking forward to playing under Mosimane again, saying he learnt a lot from him during their time at Sundowns.
“The relationship between me and coach Pitso is amazing. When I was a player in Simba, I faced Al Ahly and it was great to see him.”
“I spoke about him in a previous interview and I said that he was the coach who helped me reach my peak and grow up as a footballer.”
“My experience with him in Mamelodi Sundowns was so good; he made me be a good player and be better. He made me know more about football, as football is not just to get good things, but you need also to learn about bad things,” commented Miquissone.