Uganda beat Egypt 1-0 to clinch top spot in Group E in the ongoing 2018 World Cup qualifiers at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Thursday.
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango maintained his clean sheet record so far in the qualifiers but Emmanuel Okwi’s 51st minute strike was decisive enough for the Cranes to leapfrog Egypt into top spot at the halfway stage of the group campaign.
It is the country’s first win over the Pharaohs in 52 years.
This comes as good news for Ghana who are sharpening their rough edges to take on Congo Friday.
It is what one would typically call a ‘do-or-die’ affair in Group E with all to play for.
Ghana sit third on the log with one point from 2 games. A win on Friday will see them close the point gap between Uganda and Egypt to 3 and 2 respectively.
Thursday’s result means Uganda now sit one point clear at the top of the table with three rounds of Group E matches remaining. The top-placed team moves on to Russia 2018.