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The Pharaohs bow to the Cranes at Namboole (Uganda 1 – 0 Egypt)

2018 RUSSIA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
Uganda Cranes 1 – 0 Egypt: 1st Leg at at Mandela National Stadium

It has been a famous win  for the Uganda Cranes against the Egyptian Pharaohs at Mandela National Stadium in the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers from a brilliant goal scored by Danger man Emmanuel Okwi.

According to the odds, Uganda came in as the Underdogs by most of the Football Critics and analysts but just 10 minutes after the kickoff at 4 : 00 pm were enough for the Interim Coach, Moses Basena’s boys to prove all these wrong.

Stunning performances from Hassan Wasswa weakened Egypt’s Midfield led by English Side Arsenal FC’s Mohammed Elneny while Ochaya was on his duty of keeping the so called proffessionals out of the game as he restricted Liverpool FC’s winger Mohammed Salah out of danger areas to Uganda’s shot stopper Dennis Onyango who also made great saves to end half time in a barren draw.

In the return of the second stanza, Uganda’s forward was very active with successive tests to Egyptian 44 Year old goal keeper before Okwi Putting it in the 51st minute to give the home boys the driving seat to maintain the lead till the end of the 7 Minutes added in by the aggressive Refereeing staff.

Uganda now tops the group with 7 points followed by Egypt with 6, Ghana 1 and Congo Brazzerville 0. Basena’s next and last test is 4th September 2017, this tuesday against the same team in Alexandria, Egypt.

Congratulations Uganda Cranes boys and Coaching staff led by heah coach Basena, you have proved them wrong.
UGANDA                               EGYPT
51%               Possession        49%
2                    Yellow Cards        0
14                          Fouls            8
7(5)                    Shots            7(4)

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Written by Kalema Lawrence

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