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Uganda U-20 team prepares to face Egypt

By Swalley Kenyi

Added 27th April 2016 04:10 PM

Egyptians host the Uganda Hippos in the second round of the qualifiers on the weekend of May 20

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Egyptians host the Uganda Hippos in the second round of the qualifiers on the weekend of May 20

Clashes between Egypt and Ugandan football teams often take the same course with the north Africans getting the better of Uganda.

But the Egyptian Football Federation cannot take chances anymore.

In the last encounter between the two sides, the Uganda U-23 side fell to Egypt 4-0 away and 2-1 at Namboole in the CAF U-23 championship qualifier last year.

And as if the Egyptians knew the outcome of the first round second leg qualifier between Uganda and Rwanda U-20 at Namboole on Saturday, the North Africans deployed a team of two officials to watch and take note of the match proceedings.

FUFA’s attempt to stop the Arabs from filming the game did little to hinder them from achieving their target as they went ahead to negotiate with Rwandan cameramen, who gave them a video of the game for review.

Egyptians host the Uganda Hippos in the second round of the qualifiers on the weekend of May 20, before the return leg in Kampala a week later. The winner between the two sides will advance to the finals in Zambia.

It is on this ground that U-20 head coach Kefa Kisala warned that his tactics against Egypt will depend on the situation then.

“We played a lot of long balls but I know it will not work next time. The most important thing is we shall have enough time to prepare,” Kisala said.

Uganda came from a goal down to defeat Rwanda 2-1 in the return at Namboole and eject them 3-2 on aggregate following the 1-1 draw in the first leg.

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