Geoffrey Sserunkuma will have to contend with Derrick Nsibambi for a starting place today.
By: Erias Kayondo
Uganda now stands at the summit of group E with 7 points followed by Egypt, Ghana and Congo Brazzaville in that order and they are the only team yet to concede any goal in the World Cup qualifiers.
Egypt and Uganda will later this evening face off for a record 19th time
Uganda has only managed two wins out of the 19 games drawing thrice and Egypt winning the remaining Fourteen games.
With this record Egypt is obviously a superior opponent Uganda are looking at coming out of the entire 90 minutes victorious.
” We thank our supporters for the prayers they have always given to the team. I want to let you know that we are ready to faceoff with the Egyptians regardless of their good team and not minding of the fact we are playing away today. I call upon all our supporters to continue giving us the support that we need and we shall do as they expect.” Said the Buildcon striker Sserunkuuma Geoffrey.
Unlike the Egyptian team which boasts of individual brilliant players like Muhammad Salah if Liverpool and Muhammad Elneny of Arsenal in both in England, the Uganda Cranes has largely one major strength and that is playing as a team. They win balls on pitch and regain them as a team.
However, its not always going to be easy playing away from the Nelson Mandela National Stadium where they have always been hard to beat.
If the Cranes are to make it in Egypt and pick at least a point, the current African player of the year based in Africa who also doubles as the Cranes captain and the Mamelodi sundowns of SouthAfrica’s goalkeeper must be in his top form to maintain a clean sheet.
The Cranes probable line ;
Denis onyango, Nicholas Wadada, Walusimbi Godfrey, Jjuuko Murushid, Isinde Isaac, Hassan Wasswa, Aucho Khalid, Farook Miya, Okwi Emmanuel, Ochaya Joseph, Nsibambi Derrick.