2018 WCQ: Egypt coach ‘confident’ ahead of Uganda clash

Egypt boss Hector Cuper has expressed his confidence in the squad ahead of Thursday’s clash with Uganda in Kampala.

The Pharaohs are scheduled to travel to Kampala to face the Cranes in their third group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on August 31 before hosting them in Alexandria on September 5.

Egypt lead Group E with six points after earning two wins and will hope to go further on the top with a third victory over the Cranes who are in the second post, just two points away from the Pharaohs.

“We are confident but not because we beat Uganda a few months ago in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This should just be another motive that pushes us towards another win,” Cuper told ON Sport satellite channel.

The Pharaohs had defeated the Cranes in the group stage of the 2017 AFCON, which saw Egypt lose the final to Cameroon.

“Some think that I have all they keys of the Uganda team because I beat them before, whoever says that knows nothing about football.

“The upcoming game is different, Uganda now have a new coach who can make some changes. We know some important details about Uganda which we will try to benefit from in the game. However, the other side also knows us well and knows our points of weakness. It is a difficult and important game,” the 61-year-old coach added.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) had appointed former assistant coach Moses Basena and former goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba as their interim coaches following the departure of Serbian manager Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević.



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