Barely a month since he joined Al Ahly, Pitso Mosimane sits on the brink of yet another cup glory.
This is like the Egyptian giants advance to the Caf Champions League final through an emphatic 5-1 aggregate victory over Wydad Casablanca over a two-legged semifinal tie.
Mosimane’s side won 2-0 in the first leg away and concluded the tie with a convincing 3-1 in Cairo on Friday.
The ex-Mamelodi Sundowns coach, undefeated in five matches since he took charge of the Red Devils, now has a stab at Champions League success, having clinched the title with the Pretoria side four years ago.
Ahly will face either Egyptian rivals Zamalek or Morocco powerhouses Raja Casablanca in the final next month.
It will be their 13th Champions League final appearance, but significantly, they will be looking to deliver their first trophy since they last clinched the title seven years ago, when they defeated Orlando Pirates.
Mosimane could be what the doctor has ordered, as he could well succeed where a succession of coach, who include Frenchman Patrice Carteron, Dutchman Martin Jol, Spanish Juan Garrido from Mohammed Youssef, Uruguayan Martin Lasarte and the Swiss, Rene Weiler, have failed.
Mosimane led Sundowns to a treble in his last season and could add a major trophy to his growing collection of silverware.