RELIVE: Uganda v Egypt (2019 Africa Cup of Nations)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Saturday's match between Egypt and Uganda in the 2019 African Nations Cup Group A

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Jun 2019,
Abdallah El Said
Egypt's Abdallah El Said in action (Photo: REUTERS)

Full time: Uganda 0-2 Egypt

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt finish as Group A leaders with maximum nine points 

90+1' Egypt make their third substitution. Omar Gaber replaces skipper Ahmed Elmohamady. 

90' The referee adds five minutes of stoppage time. 

87' Salah chests down a deep long ball but his curling left-foot shot goes over the bar. 

83' Egypt keeper El-Shennawi mis-judges a corner but Uganda fail to take advantage. 

79' Uganda make their final substitution. William Kizito replaces Allan Kyambadde.

77' Egypt are very lucky to keep a clean sheet until now! 

75' What a chance for Uganda!! Hegazi's header back to his keeper is intercepted by Okwi whose volley misses the target with the goal at his mercy! 

71' Uganda are also forced to make another substitution as Onyango picks up an injury. He is replaced for Robert Odongokara.

70' Uganda make their first substitution. Taddeo Lwanga replaces Khalid Aucho. 

68' Uganda keeper Onyango receives treatment. 

65' Egypt are once again uninspiring despite their 2-0 lead. 

62' Aguirre makes a second substitution in a bid to close down spaces, introducing Zamalek's Tarek Hamed instead of Mohamed Elneny. 

62' Miya sends another angled free-kick wide of the post. He should consider whipping in crosses for his teammates!

60' Another chance for Uganda! Ayman Ashraf almost scores an own goal as he tries to clear a low cross. 

57' Miya's long-range free kick goes just over the crossbar. 

54' Both sides had chances to score in an exciting second half. 

54' A chance for Uganda! El-Mohammadi makes a hash of a clearance and the ball falls to Miya, whose shot strikes El-Mohammadi and goes over the bar. 

52' Salah spurns a golden chance to make it 3-0!! He breaks clear but his left-foot shot is denied by the impressive Onyango, who rushes out in a timely manner. 

50' Baher El-Mohammadi heads an Uganda cross away as the Cranes pour forward. 

48' A low shot finds Miya unmarked in the area but he is flagged for a marginal offside. 

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+2' Right-back Elmohamady takes his tally to two goals in the tournament! He is found by a low cross from Ayman Ashraf at the far post to fire an unstoppable right-foot shot that goes into the bottom corner. 


43' A  chance for Uganda! The lively Lumala Abdu sneaks behind the left-back to run onto a through ball but his angled effort is saved by El-Shennawi. 

42' Egypt relatively improve after going ahead.

38' A chance for Egypt! Trezeguet chests down a long ball from Elneny, swivels and sends a right-foot shot that is blocked by Onyango. 

36' Egypt score against the run of play, thanks to Salah! The Liverpool talisman's left-foot curling free-kick from 25 meters goes over the wall and past the despairing dive of Denis Onyango. 


34' El-Shennawi pulls off another fine save to thwart a header from Lumala Abdu after some disastrous defending from Egypt! 

32' Egypt launches a counter attack that ends with Elmohamady's cross going into the hands of the keeper. 

30' A long-range shot from Allan Kyambadde is blocked by El-Shennawi for Uganda's best chance. 

28' A low shot from Uganda's Lumala Abdu is handled by El-Shennawi. Uganda are much better! 

25' Egypt makes an unscripted substitution. The injured Kouka makes way for Marwan Mohsen. 

24' Miya's free-kick misses the target. 

22' Uganda awarded a free-kick on the left near the penalty area. 

20' Ahmed Kouka is receiving treatment after being accidently kicked by an Uganda player.

16' Salah tries to exchange passes with Elneny but the Arsenal midfielder over-hits the return pass. 

15' Egypt are struggling to string passes together in the first quarter of an hour. 

14' A curling shot from Uganda's Okwi is collected by El-Shennawi.

12' Uganda are better in the early exchanges, bravingly pouring forward. 

7' Central defender Baher El-Mohammadi clears the danger after a through pass from Miya. He clatters into El-Shennawi in the process and the goalkeeper is receiving treatment. 

6' Egypt keeper El-Shennawi collects an angled shot from Farouk Miya.

5' The in-form Trezeguet muscles his way past two challengers and falls in the area but the referee waves the play on. 

2' Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi is robbed on the edge of the area but Uganda fail to take advantage of the mistake. 

The match is underway 

20:00 Uganda's starting lineup: 
Denis Onyango, Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Mawanda Wasswa, Timothy Awany, Khalid Aucho, Farouk Miya, Micheal Azira, Allan Kyambadde, Lumala Abdu, Emmanuel Okwi

19:50 Egypt coach Aguirre rests defensive midfielder Tarek Hamed and central defender Mahmoud Alaa, introducing Baher El-Mohammadi and Nabil Emad instead of them respectively. Ahmed Kouka also replaces Marwan Mohsen upfront. 

19:30 Egypt announce lineup: 
Mohamed El-Shennawi - Ahmed Elmohamady, Baher El-Mohammadi, Ahmed Hegazi, Ayman Ashraf - Emad "Dunga" Nabil, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said - Mohamed Salah, Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan, Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan.

18:30 Egypt will be looking to up their game after two unconvincing displays against Zimbabwe and DR Congo. 

17:30 A draw for Egypt will be enough to ensure they finish on top of Group A. 

16:30 Egypt will play their remaining games at the Nations Cup with only two goalkeepers after third-choice goalie Mahmoud Gennesh ruptured an Achilles tendon during a training session on Friday.

15:30 Egypt’s national team is in high spirits ahead of the “difficult” test against Uganda in the African Cup of Nations, but winning the match is a must to continue the title's campaign successfully, according to team skipper Ahmed Elmohamady.

14:30 Egypt's probable starting line-up:

Goalkeeper:Mohamed El-Shennawi
Defenders: Ayman Ashraf, Baher El-Mohamadi, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Elmohamady.
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Nabil 'Dunga' Emad.
Attacking midfielders: Mahmoud Trezeguet, Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Salah.
Striker: Ahmed “Koka” Hassan.

13:30 Egypt found no difficulty brushing aside Zimbabwe and DR Congo but have hardly produced any attacking flair despite coach Javier Aguirre's vow to reverse their dependence on defence, which was a hallmark of Hector Cuper's era when they reached the Nations Cup final in 2017 and qualified for the World Cup last year.

12:00 Despite sealing smooth progress to the knockout stage with maximum six points from two games, Egypt will be under even more pressure to lift a record-extending eighth trophy, with any failure likely to be attributed to the off-field problems that have cast a cloud over the team's campaign.

Venue: Cairo Stadium

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