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Uganda Cranes 1-0 Egypt Pharaohs | FIFA WORLD CUP Russia 2018 (Qualifiers) – Group E

FIFA WORLD CUP Russia 2018 (Qualifiers) – Group E:


Uganda Cranes is now top of group E after overcoming 7 time African champions Egypt in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers at Mandela National stadium, Namboole on Thursday.

Striker Emmanuel Okwi scored the lone goal of the day in the 51st minute.

Forward Derrick Nsibambi closes down on goalkeeper Essam ElHadary during the game

The 2016 CAF team of the year, captained by the reigning continent’s footballer of the year (based in Africa) is the team, Dennis Onyango played gallantly for the famous win.

William Luwagga Kizito, Geofrey Sserunkuma and Isaac Muleme later on replaced the trio of Faruku Miya, Okwi and Ochaya respectively.

A section of delighted Uganda Cranes fans in the terraces

Onyango was the only player booked in the game attended by a good crowd.

Uganda Cranes depart for Egypt on the 2nd September 2017 for the return leg.

The return leg will be played on Tuesday, 5th September 2017 at the Arab El Borg stadium in Alexanderia city.

The two captains Dennis Onyango and Essam El-Hadary with the match officials before kick off

Uganda Cranes is now top of group E with 7 points. Egypt remains on 6.

Ghana and Congo are on 1 and zero point respectively.

Ghana Black Stars host Congo on Friday.

Officials during the singing of the national anthems before kick off

Uganda Cranes XI:

Denis Onyango (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Hassan Mawanda,Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi,  Joseph Benson Ochaya

Reserves: Ismail Watenga, Benjamin Ochan (GK), Bernard Muwanga, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, William Luwagga Kizito, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Shafic Kuchi Kagimu, Tom Masiko, Denis Iguma

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