We cannot underestimate Uganda, says Egypt's Elmohamady

Ahram Online , Thursday 19 Jan 2017,
Views:1302
Elmohamady
Egypt's midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady smiles during a training session at Port-Gentil Stadium on January 16, 2017, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon (Photo: AFP)

Egypt's winger Ahmed Elmohamady voiced caution ahead of Saturday's clash against Uganda in the Nations Cup, saying the Pharaohs should not underestimate their opponents as there are no longer weak teams in the continental tournament.

"No weak teams at this Nations Cup," Elmohamady told a TV program on Thursday.

"Uganda's game will be tough. They produced a fine performance against Ghana."

 Uganda lost to Ghana 1-0  in group D opener on Tuesday in a game that saw a convincing performance from the Cranes especially in the second half.

 The Hull City winger added that the Pharaohs are looking to reach the second round as group leaders so a win against Uganda is a must.

The Pharaohs opened their Nations Cup campaign with a disappointing goalless draw against Mali on Tuesday but the 29-year-old revealed that the Pharaohs are capable to bounce back from this frustrating start.

"We made a fine performance against Mali," he added.

"After the game coach Cuper met with the players and he explained all mistakes to avoid in Uganda's clash."

"We are well prepared for Saturday's clash and we are ready for win."

Elmohamady set on the bench against Mali as coach Hector Cup opted for Ahly's defender Ahmed Fathi in the right flanc.

Short link:

 

ADD COMMENT

 
 
 
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

More news

More
Group A W D L P
Egypt
3 0 0 9
Uganda
1 1 1 4
DR Congo
1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Madagascar
2 1 0 7
Nigeria
2 0 1 6
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Burundi
0 0 3 0
Group C W D L P
Algeria
3 0 0 9
Senegal
2 0 1 6
Kenya
1 0 2 3
Tanzania
0 0 3 0
Group D W D L P
Morocco
3 0 0 9
Cote d'Ivoire
2 0 1 6
South Africa
1 0 2 3
Namibia
0 0 3 0
Group E W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
0 3 0 3
Angola
0 2 1 2
Mauritania
0 2 1 2
Group F W D L P
Ghana
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Benin
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1