The Pharaohs of Egypt have lived up to expectations after a 1-0 win against Uganda at the St. Alexandria Stadium, to get their pound of flesh and keep their hope of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup alive.
An early goal from Mohammed Salah in the sixth minutes of the first-half was the deciding factor, as the Egyptians held on to the goal till the end of the match.
The win takes Egypt back to the top of the table with nine points, while Uganda remain second on the table with seven points with both teams having two more matches to play.
The win also ends Uganda’s five consecutive unbeaten record, giving the Egyptians a big relief ahead of their last two matches which comes up in October.
The last time Egypt went to the World Cup was in 1990, and they would be glad to have their flag hoisted in Russia next year when 32 nations will jostle for the trophy.