Hector Cuper Credit: @ Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
[/media-credit] Hector Cuper Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Egypt Coach Hector Cuper has warned his side will approach the game against Uganda Cranes with a different strategy from one they had in Kampala.

The Pharaohs host the Cranes five days after falling 1-0 to Emmanuel Okwi’s strike in Kampala and must win to keep their Russia 2018 dream alive.

“Tuesday’s clash will see some modifications in our squad,” said the ex-Inter Milan and Valencia Coach. “We will play with a different strategy that needs these modifications,” he added.

“We are ready for the clash and we will fight to achieve our mission.”

Changes in squad

Veteran goalie Essam El-Hadary sustained a knee injury last week but trained with the team on Monday despite reports that he has been declared unfit for the game.

If declared out, Zamalek’s Ahmed El-Shenawy will take his place between the sticks.

Ahmed Hassan or Amr Gamal may likely start as the lead forward after the Argentine opted for winger Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel-Moneam,.

Ramadan Sobhi, who played the second half in Kampala, could also have a starting role in Alexandria in order to intensify the Pharaohs’ offense, with the presence of Liverpool’s classy winger Mohamed Salah.

Ismael Kiyonga

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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