Cranes were held to a goalless draw by Black stars of Ghana at the Mandela National Stadium – Kampala on Saturday evening during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers Russia 2018.
The West African country is officially out of the competition after their efforts to score goals were all frustrated with two goals being cancelled of which the last minute goal cancellation remained debatable.
Meanwhile the Cranes who have no idea what playing in the FIFA world cup means couldn’t all make the difference as their attempts through Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi and Emmanuel Okwi went off target.
Nevertheless for the East African country there is still a beacon of hope but unfortunately not in their palm but in the fixture between African giant, Egypt who last appeared in the world cup 27 years ago Versus Congo Brazzaville.
Although the Cranes Captain believe skipper Dennis Onyango believes there is still hope and the team will finish strong. Below are his words of hope;
“….Egypt hasn’t played we could have lost the game in the last minute but we still have hope the goal cancelled shows that something can happen in Egypt for us it’s still positive and looking forward to the next game because we must finish strong after having four clean sheet in five fixtures and I think we are still doing well for the country…..”
The North Africa side will host Congo Brazzaville in match day five of the world cup qualifiers and incase of any small margin victory they get at the Borg El Arab Stadium, the Pharaoh will directly earn the right to feature in the edition slated to take place in Russia next year.
The Cranes seat second with one point behind first place Egypt which has nice points in group E table.
Contrary to Onyango’s believe, Congo Brazzaville seems to have given it to Egypt given the words of praise by the newly appointed coach Sebastien Migne. Speaking to On SPOT TV channel the coach said;
“…I think Egypt will reach the World Cup but we’ll do our best to win this match…”
He also added that the fixture against Egypt tomorrow is a big challenge for them and expects the Stadium to be packed with Egyptian fans.