Afcon Stat Pack: All you need to know about Egypt v Uganda

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All the stats and numbers you need as The Pharaoahs prepare to take on The Sparrow Hawks in Port-Gentil

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon Group D clash at  Stade de Port-Gentil.

-   This is Egypt’s 23rd AFCON, a record in the history of the tournament. They have also won it on more occasions than any other side (7), including in each of their last three participations (2006, 2008, 2010).

-   This is Egypt’s first AFCON participation since 2010, having failed to qualify for any of the last three tournaments, their longest drought in the history of the tournament.

-   Meanwhile, this is Uganda’s sixth AFCON participation. Their best performance came in 1978 when they lost the final against Ghana (0-2).

-   Egypt have won their three previous AFCON encounters with Uganda, all by the same scoreline (2-1). Their last fixture in the competition was in 1976 however.

-   Egypt are unbeaten in their last 20 AFCON games (W15 D5), the longest run in the history of the tournament.  Their last defeat dates back to January 2004 against Algeria (1-2).

-   Egypt have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six games at the AFCON, the only exception coming against Cameroon in their 2010 quarter-final (3-1).

-   1992 was the last time Egypt failed to win any of their opening two games at an AFCON tournament (L2).

-   Uganda have lost 13 of their 17 AFCON games (W3 D1), although three of those wins have come in the last six games.

-   Uganda have also only kept one clean sheet in 17 games at the AFCON, it was against Morocco in March 1978 (3-0).

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-   44-year-old Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest ever player to appear at an AFCON when he came on against Mali in the opening game. He’s already won the tournament on four occasions (1998, 2006, 2008 & 2010).

-   Egypt boss Héctor Cúper is taking charge at an AFCON for the first time.

-   Meanwhile, this also is the first AFCON for Uganda manager Milutin Sredojevic.

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