Uganda, Egypt in second friendly
Posted Wednesday, October 2 2013 at 10:51
KAMPALA- Egypt and Uganda will in a space of three days meet in yet another international friendly after both teams’ coaches reached an agreement overnight.
The Cranes on Tuesday confirmed they would return home today and their media coordinator Fred Katende insists they will indeed be home after the match to be played in Cairo Wednesday afternoon.
Egypt beat Uganda Cranes 2-0 in the first friendly on Monday at the Air Defence Stadium thanks to goals from Ahmed Eid and Hazem Emam in either half.
Egypt were using the friendly as build-up to their 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off against Ghana this month while Uganda are preparing for Cecafa due next month in Nairobi and the Africa Nations Championship (Chan) in South Africa, January.
Following Uganda’s friendly against Iraq - earlier scheduled for Wednesday in Amman, Jordan - being called off, Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic and his Egyptian colleague Bob Bradley late Tuesday night agreed that they play one more game.
“Our Egyptian brothers deemed this match beneficial to both countries,” Micho told Daily Monitor by email, “I have strong belief that our boys will be learning from shortcomings in the first match.”
Bradley is said to have been impressed by the challenge Uganda gave his outfit on Monday, thus his request for another friendly.