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By: Danito Nsubuga
Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns shot stopper Denis Onyango has been named on the CAF best eleven for the 2nd successive time after a brilliant display in Alexandria in which he conceded his first and only goal of the campaign.
Uganda fell to Egypt thanks to a Mohammed Salah goal that came in the 6th minute. He made a series of point blank saves to deny Mohammed Salah and Amar Gomah from extending Egypt’s lead. He produced a total of 4 super saves in the 90 minutes to.
Ghana and Atletico Madrid forward Thomas Partey was voted the best player of the round after producing a 5 star display in Brazaville when he scored a hat trick to help Ghana dismantle Congo 5-1 in their bid to recuperate their hopes of returning into contention for qualification.
Egypt and Nigeria took the lion’s share of places with both registering two players in Mohammed Salah, Ahmed Hegazi , Victor Moses and Leon Balogun respectively.
The rest of the places were completed by Stoppila Sunzu of Zambia, Sadio Mane of Senegal, Alaine Traore of Bokinafaso, Garry Rodriguez of Cape Verde and Naim Slit of Tunisia.
The Cranes are expected to return to Kampala on Friday morning and their next step will be preparing to host Ghana in the 7th of October.