August 2, 2013

Uganda to face Egypt in friendly

Geofrey Massa Scores in a Recent cranes Game Match
Geofrey Massa Scores in a Recent Cranes Game Match

Record seven-time African champions Egypt will host Uganda in an International friendly on August 14.

The Cranes will face the African giants in a fortnights time in the coastal town of El Gouna.

The Cecafa regional champions Uganda will use the game to prepare for their big 2014 World Cup qualifier against Senegal, while Egypt will also gauge themselves before taking on Guinea in a Group G formality tie.

A source in the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) secretariat revealed last night that the deal to play the Pharaohs was sealed on Thursday.

“I cannot tell you all the details, but the game will be played in the town of El Gouna which is safe from political confusion,” added the source.

However, when MTNfootball contacted Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, he too confirmed that they will play Egypt.

“I need to start assembling the team and also get in contact with some of my professional players ahead of this game,” said the Serb.

Egypt decided to play the friendly in El Gouna, 430km from the capital because of the security tensions in Cairo.

African Champions League title holders Al Ahly will also host Orlando Pirates at the El Gouna Stadium on Sunday.

The Cranes who are second in Group J on eight points need an outright win against leaders Senegal, who have nine points, onSeptember 7 in a game to be played at a neutral venue in Marrakech, Morocco to qualify for the final play-off qualifying phase.

Egypt is already through to the play-off round with a game in hand after picking up an unassailable 15 points ahead of second placed Guinea who have 10 points.

Egypt will host Uganda in an International friendly on August 14.
Egypt will host Uganda in an International friendly on August 14.
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