Uganda Cranes displayed a gallant and resilient fight, falling 1-0 to Egypt at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria City on Tuesday night during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Russia.
Mohammed Salah scored the solitary goal on 6 minutes.
Head coach Moses Basena had maintained the starting team that edged Egypt 1-0 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on 31st August, 2017.
Uganda is now second in group E with 7 points, two short of Egypt who are on 9.
Ghana’s 5-1 win over Congo Brazzaville lifted them to 5 points and Congo remains with one point.
Team captain Denis Onyango had a master performance that prevented the Egyptians from doubling the goal advantage.
Coach Basena was left impressed by the overall spirited performance.
“We lost gallantly. We put up a spirited performance away from home. I am impressed by the team’s overall display,” Basena stated.
Uganda Cranes will return home on Friday morning to plan for the next match against Ghana in October.
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
Ismail Watenga (GK), Benjamin Ochan (GK), Bernard Muwanga, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, William Luwagga Kizito, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme, Geoffrey Serunkuma.