By David kugonza:
Egypt gained revenge for last week’s defeat at Namboole by beating the Uganda Cranes 1-0 in Alexandria to leapfrog the cranes at the top of Group E with two rounds remaining.
Liverpool star man Mohamed Salah’s early goal secured a 1-0 win over the winner after just six minutes, netting at the second attempt after Africa’s number one goalie Dennis Onyango blocked his first effort.
There were huge celebrations at the end among Egyptians, who have not been to the World Cup since 1990 despite winning four African titles since.
The North Africans now have nine points, Uganda seven, while Ghana – who have appeared at the last three World Cups are in third with five points after beating Congo 5-1 in Brazzaville.
Congo the other team in group E have just one point and can no longer qualify for next year’s tournament in Russia.
Now ahead Egypt will be confident of ending their long wait to reach a World Cup with a home match against Congo on Oct. 8 before they visit Ghana in November.
Uganda host Ghana on October 7 and travel to Congo in November.