Dennis Onyango hopeful of reaching Russia 2018 despite loss to Egypt

Dennis Onyango hopeful of reaching Russia 2018 despite loss to Egypt
Dennis Onyango

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Sep 08, 2017. 13:00

Despite losing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday, Uganda skipper Denis Onyango says they still have a chance to book a spot in Russia.

The Cranes skipper said their mission is to secure a win over the Black Stars of Ghana to ensure they keep their hopes alive.

The 2016 CAF African Player of the Year based in Africa was beaten by Mohamed Salah in the opening half.

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However, the 2016 CAF Champions League winner with Mamelodi Sundowns says they have a big job to do in the next round of qualifiers.

“We lost concentration in the first minutes as a team yet we knew it that they would attack us a lot at the start," Onyango said.

"As captain and last line of defence, I had to make some saves. Sadly, I didn't hold on when they scored.

"There is big job to do considering that Ghana won. We must work hard to get points off Ghana then see what happens thereafter. The next two games are finals.”

The Cranes will meet Ghana at home on October 7 in Kampala as they will want a win to put pressure on Group E leaders, Egypt.



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