Just like the 2017 African Cup of Nations, the Cranes of Uganda have been drawn in the same group with Egypt. This time, they will face the Pharaohs at their backyard and in front of their fans in Cairo. DR Congo and Zimbabwe are the other teams in Group A.
Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre
Says he is ready for the duel against Egypt and believes his charges can match the seven-time champions even with the entire country behind them.
“It is always a pleasure to play Egypt. At the last AFCON we were together and they won 1-0, we also played in a FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier in Kampala and we won 1-0. It has always been close which means we can have a chance,” Desabre stated.
“It is an advantage for them to be playing at home with all the support they can get and that will make it a bit difficult. But we are ready for that challenge.”