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Afcon 2019: Denis Onyango and the key players for Uganda against Egypt

08:32 IST 30/06/2019
Uganda celebrate 2019
Uganda and Egypt have faced off most recently three times, the Cranes losing twice and winning once

  • Denis Onyango of Uganda v Zimbabwe.

    Denis Onyango

    The veteran custodian has been perfect for Uganda, conceding just one goal during the tournament. He made world class saves in the 1-1 draw against Zimbabwe Warriors and he has to do that against Egypt to help the Cranes advance to the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

  • Murushid Juuko of Uganda during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Uganda.

    Murshid Juuko

    There were contradicting reports over why Juuko was rested against Zimbabwe, but coach Sebastien Desabre has confirmed the defender will get a start against Egypt. He has to ensure he stops the attackers from getting into the danger zones.

  • Khalid Aucho of Uganda during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between DR Congo.

    Khalid Aucho

    The former Gor Mahia midfielder brings much-needed composure in the Cranes midfield and always ensures attacks are not channeled through the middle. He will have to guarantee the hosts do not dominate the game or else his team will be in for a long run.

  • Emmanuel-Okwi of Uganda.

    Emmanuel Okwi

    Okwi has been one of the most dangerous players for The Cranes and has been rewarded with two goals already at 2019 Afcon. Okwi is hungry for more, and that hunger will drive him to give his best against Egypt and fire his side to a first appearance at the knockout stages.

  • Farouk Miya of Uganda.

    Farouk Miya

    Miya has been the creative link for the Ugandans, and even if he has not managed to score, he still has created several chances for the strikers. Against Egypt, he will have to put more venom on the ball to ensure it is more effective and this will help his side to get the result they need to advance.