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RELIVE: Uganda v Egypt (2018 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Thursday's match between Uganda and Egypt in their third round Group E clash of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Aug 2017
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Uganda's midfielder Tony Mawejje (R) challenges Egypt's midfielder Ramadan Sobhi as Egypt's defender Mohamed Abdel-Shafy controls the ball during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Egypt and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 21, 2017 (Photo: AFP)
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Full-time: Uganda 1-0 Egypt 

The referee blows the final whistle! It's Uganda one, Egypt nil.

90+5 Unbeleivable! Salah strikes towards goal following a corner but his effort hits teammate Hegazi. Out for goalkick!

90' The referee announces seven minutes of stoppage time.

88' Sserunkuma replaces goal-scorer Okwi for Uganda.

85' What a chance!! Gomaa's looping effort tipped over by keeper Onyango following a fine team-move  

82' Keeper Onyango booked for time-wasting by the ref.

80' Egypt are helpless attempting to breach their opponents' defensive block.

78' The hosts now have retreated into their own half in an attempt to defend their slender lead.

75' Luwaga replaces Miya for Uganda.

70' Ahly playmaker Saleh Gomaa now coming on for Tarek Hamed.

66' Kahraba makes way for a proper striker in Amr Gamal, as Cuper looks to improve his cutting-edge upfront.

62' WHAT A CHANCE!! Kahraba hits wide on the rebound following a blocked header from Salah!!

60' El-Said strikes from outside the area but goes straight into the keeper's hands.

55' Egypt pushing forward now in search for the much-needed equalizer.

51' Okwi allowed the space to shoot from inside the area by the below-par Abdel-Shafi to strike past keeper El-Hadary!!

51' GOAL! Uganda take the lead!

48' An energetic start to the half, with Uganda looking to take the initiative after the break.

46' Ramadan Sobhi replaces Trezeguet for Egypt's first change of the game!

The second half begins!

45+1 The ref blows the half-time whistle. It's the end of the first half.

43' A dangerous spell of pressure by the Egyptians now..

40' Kahraba so far unable to link up play well with his teammates..

38' Nsimbambi heads towards goal between Hegazi and Abdel-Shafi, and El-Hadary again tips over!

35' A goal disallowed for Egypt by Kahraba, with replays showing the goal should have been allowed to stand!!

33' Okwi beats Abdel-Shafi inside the area to strike towards goal but El-Hadary denies the hosts!!

31' Salah flagged for offside following what seemed to be a dangerous attack down the right.

27' El-Hadary gives the Ugandans a needless corner following a tame shot from outside the area.

21' An excellent game so far from the defensive Ahmed Fathi..

16' El-Hadary receiving treatment following a collision with teammate Hegazi...

15' Okwi capitalizes on space in behind Abdul-Shafi before seeing his cross-cum-shot tipped over by El-Hadary!

13' Salah looks to be deployed in the middle rather than on the flank.

7' The Ugandans are too physical from the onset following what initially seemed a promising attack from the left.

4' Strange start to the game, with now Rami Rabia on the ground following a collision with an opponent.

2' Uganda's Isinde goes early into the ref's book for an illegitimate challenge on Salah!

The match gets underway!

14:58 The national anthems are being played..

14:55 Both teams are coming out from the tunnel now

14:30 Players are currently warming up... 

14:25 Uganda starting lineup: Denis Onyango, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Hassan Mawanda,Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi,  Joseph Benson Ochaya

14:15 Veteran Egypt keeper Essam El-Hadary stands between the posts, with Rami Rabia deputizing for the injured Ali Gabr alongside West Brom center-back Ahmed Hegazi. 

14:00 Egypt manager Hector Cuper decided to go with the dynamic Mahmoud 'Kahraba' upfront instead of either Sporting Braga striker Ahmed Hassan Kouka or Amr Gamal.

13:15 Egypt's starting lineup: Essam El-Hadary; Mohamed Abdel-Shafi, Ahmed Hegazy, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud 'Kahraba'

13:00 Egypt will miss Saudi-based winger Mostafa Fathi and key defender Ali Gabr due to injury. The latter is likely to be replaced with Saad Samir, who was voted as Ahly's best player last season as the Red Devils won their first domestic double in 10 years.

12:00 Egypt's probable lineup:Essam El-Hadary; Mohamed Abdel-Shafi, Ahmed Hegazy, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud 'Kahraba'

11:00 Uganda were taken by surprise last month after coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic, who turned around their fortunes and helped them qualify for their first African Cup of Nations in 39 years at the Gabon finals earlier this year, terminated his contract over unpaid wages.

10:00 Egypt face Uganda away from home before hosting them in Alexandria five days later, hoping to build on a convincing start to their Group E campaign that saw them bag maximum six points from two matches against outsiders Congo and heavyweights Ghana.

Venue: Nelson Mandela National Stadium (Uganda)

Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)

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