Uganda and Egypt players engulfed in a scuffle
Tuesday Sep 05, 2017. 21:54
The hosts, Egypt are under pressure to bounce back from their 1-0 loss they suffered in Kampala last week to reclaim their top spot.
On the other hand, Uganda will be targeting a second win over the Pharaohs in Alexandria as they want to consolidate their top spot in the group.
Egypt: El-Hadary, Fathi, Hegazi, Rabia, Abdel-Shaf, Hamed, Elneny, El-Said, Sobhi, Salah, Gamal
Uganda: Onyango, Wadada, Walusimbi, Isinde, Juuko, Mawanda, Aucho, Okwi, Miya, Derrick Nsibambi, Ochaya
92' - It is over in the Group B match in Alexandria. Egypt return to the top of the table with nine points.
90' - Booking for Juuko
89' - Sub for Uganda: Karissa for Nsibambi
88' - Sub for Egypt: Gomaa on for El Said
Brilliant save by Onyango
to deny Salah
as the winger looked for a bottom corner. The Pharaohs piling pressure looking for a second goal.
Uganda really pushing to find an equaliser. A header from Nsibambi
was not too strong as El-Hadary
makes a save on the right corner.
79' - Luwagga
receives a wonderful pass on the far post, but his effort lacks power and goes wide. Egypt 1-0 Uganda
76' - Sub for Egypt: Mahgoub on for Gamal
75' - Booking for Uganda's Aucho.
73' - Onyango
alert to read a dangerous ball, a cross is miskicked by Juuko
. No clear cut chances in the final 20 minutes pf the contest.
70' - Sub for Egypt: Trezeguet on for Sobhi
68' - Sub for Uganda: Sserunkuma on for Okwi
Uganda pushing for an equaliser, they get a corner, referee gives a set piece to the hosts. Frustration for the Cranes.
Good defending by Walusimbi
to deny Egypt from launching a dangerous counter attack. Uganda receive a corner.
Egypt calls for a penalty, but referee Victor Gomes not interested. A fats-paced start for the Egyptians.
Uganda sub: 46' Muwanga on for Ochaya
- The second half gets underway in Alexandria with the hosts still leading 1-0.
45+2' Half time in Egypt.
We are in the injury time of the opening half in Alexandria. Egypt leading through Salah's
sixth minute goal.
Good touches by the Cranes but their decision making in the d-line or final third needs to be decisive. They are not threatening the opponent
Uganda delivers a dangerous set piece into the penalty area, but El-Hadary
collects it. Egypt 1-0 Uganda
Uganda failing to make good decisions in the final third of the hosts. Good football so far from both sides. Onyango denies the El-Said from a powerful header in the box.
Two players are injured in the heart of the park. Onyango
restarts the game.
- Uganda now starting to come out of the blocks, a good cross down the right but Nsibambi's
header flies over the cross bar.
A well delivered cross by Salah in search of Amr Gamaal in the box saw the forward missing the ball from close range on the far post. Uganda 0-1 Egypt
The Pharaohs having an advantage in the first 10 minutes. They enjoy the ball possession so far. Uganda on the backfoot.
06'- Both sides chasing an early goal, but the hosts are the ones spending more time in the Cranes half. Mohamed Salah nets from a rebound after Onyango initially denied him from close range. Egypt 1-0 Uganda
The match is underway.