By Michael Amoah & Felix Frimpong
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah led the Pharaohs of Egypt to triumph over the Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday, September 05 before a humongous seventy-thousand spectators at the Borg Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
Despite having possession at their side, the Pharaohs of Egypt found it very difficult to break through the determined Ugandan side who were on top of the Group E table going into the game especially goalkeeper Denis Onyango.
Egypt took the lead late in the first half when Mohamed Salah went behind the two central defense pair of Uganda to beat Denis Onyango on the bounce after saving his first attempt at goal.
Mohamed Salah’s lone goal was Denis Onyango’s first in post in 456 minutes, keeping five clean sheet on the road.
The most coveted nation on the African continent [Egypt] created enough goal scoring opportunities in the second half, but the 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year [Denis Onyango] showed the Lion he is in post as he pulled some few excellent saves.
Egypt’s next match is against the Black Stars of Ghana on October 07 before hosting whipping boys – Congo in November.
With the two matches to spare one can conclude that Egypt is likely to represent Africa at global football showpiece again for the first time since 1990. The Pharaohs are on top of the Group E table with nine  points, followed by the Cranes of Uganda on seven  points.
Below is how the team stands after four matches:
Egypt – 9
Uganda – 7
Ghana – 5
Congo – 1