By: Danito Nsubuga
Egypt could qualify for Russia 2018 if they manage to beat Congo Brazaville and Uganda fail to win against Ghana on Saturday.
Their preparations have been however dented a blow after losing 3 key players in Hossam Ashour , Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim Kahraba and Abdallah El Said to injury.
El Said has been a key member of Hector Cuper’s side after making 5 appearances and scoring 3 goals in the 2018 World Cup campaign. Kahraba has also made 3 appearances in this campaign.
Their replacement will be Momen Zakryia of Al Ahly, Hossam Hassan of Smouha and Mohammad Fathi from Ismaili.
Egypt are currently leading group E with 9 points, followed by Uganda on 7, Ghana in 3rd and Congo Brazaville are already out of contention.