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.