Our football match prediction:
Stade de Port-Gentil will host the match between Egypt and Uganda. The Pharaohs played out a goalless draw with Mali in the opening match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign, with the team managing to keep their third consecutive clean sheet in all competitions. Egypt are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football match against Uganda, but Roma ace Mohamed Salah will definitely pose a big threat for the opposition back-line. Salah failed to impress against Mali, but Uganda defenders should have him at bay. Milutin Sredojevic’s troops suffered a 1-0 loss to Ghana in their opener and they are desperate to grab something from their second group game. However, it is well known that Egypt are the most successful team in the history of Africa Cup of Nations and we predict that Hector Cuper’s men will pick up all three points from the match.
Highlighted Player (Ahmed Hassan):
After spending four seasons at Braga, Ahmed Hassan “Koka” joined Braga in 2015, signing a five-year deal with the Portuguese outfit. The Egyptian striker, who was born in Cairo on 5 March, 1993 made 23 league appearances for Braga in the 2015/2016 season, scoring 10 goals in the Primeira Liga. Ahmed Hassan won Taca de Portugal with Os Minhotos in 2016 and he started the title game against Porto. Braga defeated the Portuguese giants on penalties in the cup final. Speaking of his international career, “Koka” won the African U20 Championship with Egypt and he made his full international debut with the first team on 14 August, 2013 in a 3-0 win over Uganda. Ahmed Hassan found the net on his debut for the Egyptian national team. He has a contract with Braga which expires on 30 June, 2020. His highest market value was £4.25 million on February 24, 2016. Ahmed Hassan began his youth career at Al Ahly.
Highlighted Team (Uganda):
Uganda are an African football team that have yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals. The Cranes struggle in the World Cup qualifiers, but they did well to make it to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 1978. Uganda outplayed Nigeria in the semi-finals of the tournament in Ghana, but the hosts proved to be a big catch for Peter Okee’s troops in the title game. You should bear in mind that the Uganda national football team made their first appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations back in 1962. The Cranes wear yellow shirts and black shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white and black. Uganda play their home games at Mandela National Stadium, the venue that was opened in 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 45,202. The likes of Almansi Kadogo, David Obua, Ibrahim Sekagya, Joel Kitamirike and Joseph Kizito are the most notable footballers who played for Uganda.