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What You Need To Know About Uganda’s Opponents At AFCON: Egypt

Even before the draws for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations were conducted in at the foot of the historical Giza pyramids in Cairo on Friday, Egypt, the hosts, were tipped as favorites to win the tournament on home soil.

The Pharaohs finished second best in last edition in Gabon where they fell to a highly-organized and compact Cameroon.

Egypt was placed in Group A alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Uganda.

The seven-time record champions are the most experienced team at the grand stage; they will be making their 24th appearance.

They have played a record 96 games winning 54, drawn 17 and lost 25 scored 159 goals and conceded 87.

With key stars led by the on form Liverpool FC striker Mohammed Salah, Arsenal FC’s Mohammed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ramadan Sobhi (Huddersfield) and other top guns in the AL Ahly and Zamalek, the Pharaohs stand out as the most favourite to win it on home soil.

They have hosted the tournament four times and in those, went on to win it three times in 1959, 1986 and 2006. They finished third in 1974, the other edition that they hosted.

Overall, the Egyptians have finished in the top four in fifteen of the 23 times they attended.

They are currently ranked 57th in the latest Fifa rankings, 8th in Africa. Only DR Congo, at 46, are ranked better than Egypt in group A. Uganda and Zimbabwe follow at a distant 79 and 110 respectively.

Nick Name
FIFA Ranking (global) – 56
FIFA Ranking (Africa) – 08
Appearances – 23
Best result – 7 titles
Key star – Mohammed Salah

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Head to head record against other group A contenders;

Vs DR Congo
Egypt has met the DR Congo seven times, winning five and drawn only two with no single loss. Of the five wins, two were in the Africa Cup of Nations.

11/04/1970 – Egypt 1-0 DR Congo
14/01/2004 – Egypt 2-2 DR Congo
03/02/2006 – Egypt 4-1 DR Congo
01/06/2008 – Egypt 2-1 DR Congo
07/09/2008 – DR Congo 0-1 Egypt
11/08/2010 – Egypt 6-3 Congo DR
02/03/2012 – Egypt 0-0 Congo DR

Vs Zimbabwe (won 8;drawn 4;lost 2)
28/08/1984 Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe
30/09/1984 Zimbabwe 1-1 Egypt
20/12/1992 Zimbabwe 2-1 Egypt
28/02/1993 Egypt 2-1 Zimbabwe
15/04/1993 Egypt 0-0 Zimbabwe
12/09/1995 Zimbabwe 2-1 Egypt
23/09/1995 Zimbabwe 1-3 Egypt
22/11/1995 Egypt 2-2 Zimbabwe
29/06/1999 Zimbabwe 1-1 Egypt
25/01/2004 Zimbabwe 1-2 Egypt
24/05/2004 Egypt 2-0 Zimbabwe
05/01/2006 Egypt 2-0 Zimbabwe
26/03/2013 Egypt 2-1 Zimbabwe
09/06/2013 Zimbabwe 2-4 Egypt

Vs Uganda (won 15; drawn 3; lost 2)
18/01/1962 Egypt 2-1 Uganda
04/04/1965 Uganda 5-1 Egypt
04/06/1967 Uganda 0-1 Egypt
03/12/1972 Egypt 2-2 Uganda
01/03/1974 Egypt 2-1 Uganda
03/03/1976 Egypt 2-1 Uganda
18/11/1977 Egypt 1-0 Uganda
21/01/1995 Uganda 0-0 Egypt
28/06/1995 Egypt 6-0 Uganda
20/08/2002 Egypt 2-0 Uganda
29/12/2002 Egypt 0-0 Uganda
08/01/2005 Egypt 3-0 Uganda
27/12/2005 Egypt 2-0 Uganda
08 /01/2011 Egypt 1-0 Uganda
17/01/2011 Egypt 3-1 Uganda
29/03/2012 Egypt 2-1 Uganda
14/08/2013 Egypt 3-0 Uganda
21/01/2017 Egypt 1-0 Uganda
31/08/2017 Uganda 1-0 Egypt
05/09/2017 Egypt 1-0 Uganda

 

[source: https://chimpreports.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-ugandas-opponents-at-afcon-egypt/]

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