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Liverpool star leapfrogs Egypt above Uganda to take closer step to World Cup 2018

Posted By: Patience Rutayisire - On:06/09/2017
Liverpool star Mohammed Salah's early first half goal was all that Egypt seeked for to beat Uganda 1-0 in a world cup qualifier match day four clash played at the Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria.

The win pushed the Pharaohs to the top of group E with nine points after four games. 

Uganda remain second with seven points while Ghana follow closely with five after pounding Congo in Kitentele, Brazaville.

The Cranes started the game in a brashly presumptuous mode allowing the hosts to several chances on goal. 

In the sixth minute, Abdalla El Said picked a pass from the left flank and chipped a mid range one into the box aiming for Salah. 

The Liverpool man struck a first-time shot but Onyango blocked. His second attempt was a clever tap that the Africa number one only felt with his hand as the ball flew into the net. 

Lineups Egypt XI: Essam El-Hadary; Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazi, Rami Rabia, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El Said (87' Saleh Gomaa), Ramadan Sobhi (71' Trezeguet), Mohamed Salah; Amr Gamal (77' Ahmed Hassan Mahmoud) 

Uganda XI: Denis Onyango, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Okwi ( 68' Geoffrey Sserunkuma), Farouk Miya, Derrick Nsibambi (88' Milton Karisa), Joseph Ochaya (46' William Luwagga Kizito).

 

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