Salah on target as Egypt lead Uganda Cranes at Halftime


  • HT: Egypt 1-0 Uganda

Uganda Cranes line up

Mohamed Salah’s sixth minute striker is the diffrence between Egypt and Uganda Cranes in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

Egypt started putting pressure right away, Cranes panic button was turned on and the Liverpool forward took advantage to put the hosts infront on the rebound after Onyango keeping out his first effort.

Captain Onyango has been key to keeping the the score at 1-0 as he has made great save including keeping out Bekhit Abdallah’s free head.

Uganda’s forwards Derrick Nsibambi and Emmanuel Okwi have barely seen the ball in the opponents third as the Egyptians have been forced them to turn defensive.

Right back Nico Wakiro Wadada has been twice caught in possession with Egypt’s and the first led into the opening goal.

Farouk Miya has been an injury concern for Basena and team as he has twice been clipped and appeared to be in pain. William Luwagga Kizito could be introduced in the later stages of the game.

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

Substitutes: Ismail Watenga, Benjamin Ochan (GK) Muwanga Bernard, Ntege Ivan, Mutyaba Muzamiru , Luwagga William Kizito, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme, Geoffrey Serunkuma