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Onyango positive despite Egypt setback

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 6th September 2017 11:59 AM

Mohamed Salah's sixth minute goal lifted Egypt to the top of Group E

Onyango positive despite Egypt setback

Egypt’s player Ahmed Fathy (L) challenges for the ball in with Uganda’s player Joseph Ochaya in the match. AFP Photo

Mohamed Salah's sixth minute goal lifted Egypt to the top of Group E

Despite the 1-0 defeat to Egypt in the 2018 World Cup Qualifier, Uganda Cranes skipper Dennis Onyango was impressed with Uganda's performance.

Cranes went down fighting to the Pharaohs on Tuesday evening at the Arab El Borg Stadium in Alexandria.

"I gave the team confidence that we would get an equalizer. Though we didn't but we put up a good fight against the opponents.  Besides the result the performance of the team was good," stated Onyango.

gypts player ohamed alah  shoots against nyango  hotoEgypt's player Mohamed Salah (R) shoots against Onyango. AFP Photo

Mohamed Salah's sixth minute goal lifted Egypt to the top of Group E with nine points, two above Uganda. Ghana which thrashed Congo-Brazzaville 5-1 is third with five points while Congo remains bottom with one point.

This was Cranes first goal conceded out of the six games they have played in this qualification campaign while scoring six times.

Egypt is seeking World Cup qualification for a third time after participating in the 1934 and 1990 editions while Uganda is seeking its maiden qualification.

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