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Five Egypt v Uganda facts

By AFP

Added 20th January 2017 09:41 AM

Both countries have been notable absentees from the tournament with Egypt missing the last three editions

Five Egypt v Uganda facts

Uganda's midfielder Shafiq Batambuze (L), midfielder Khalid Aucho (C), defender Godfrey Walusimbi take part in a training session in Port-Gentil

Both countries have been notable absentees from the tournament with Egypt missing the last three editions

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match between Egypt and Uganda in Port-Gentil Saturday (1900 GMT):

-- Tradition suggests Egypt will win 2-1 because that was the scoreline in their favour on the three previous occasions they met Uganda in the competition.

-- The Pharaohs overcame the Cranes in a 1962 semi-final and during the group phase of the 1974 and 1976 tournaments.

-- While Egypt have won the Cup of Nations a record seven times, Uganda came closest to glory in 1978 when finishing runners-up to hosts Ghana.

-- Both countries have been notable absentees from the tournament with Egypt missing the last three editions while Uganda are appearing following a 39-year break.

-- Striker Mohamed Salah is the best known Egyptian while Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango won the 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year award.

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