Al Ahly head coach Marcel Koller was left infuriated after dropping two points against African rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League group stage game.
They turned the game from being 1-0 behind to going in front 2-1 in the second half but gave the three points away when Thapelo Morena showed composure and equalised to make it 2 all with 10 minutes to play.
“Very disappointed with the result, we simply wasted a lot of chances,” Koller told the media in attendance post match, according to KingFut.
“We went a goal behind then we were able to turn the game around, but we conceded an unnecessary goal in the end.”
The serial CAF Champions League winners had a golden opportunity to get on the scoresheet, when Percy Tau earned a penalty for a foul by Mothobi Mvala but Ronwen Williams denied Mohamed Hany from the spot.
Usually, Ali Maaloul has been Al Ahly’s designated penalty taker, but he missed a spot-kick against Flamengo at the FIFA Club World Cup.
“Our opponents watch our games, and if the same player continues to take all of our penalties, their goalkeepers will be able to predict the ball’s direction,” continued Marcel.
“Before every game, I choose three penalty takers and tell them that whoever feels up for it must be the one to take it.
“Mohamed Hany never missed a penalty in training and has wonderful technique, but as we all saw, training is different from competitive games.
“But it’s also not the first penalty we missed this season. Ali Maaloul has missed in the past as well as Mohamed Magdy Afsha.”
Al Ahly have now collected just one point from their opening two games but have a chance to get three points when they face Cotonsport on Saturday.