Hector Cuper Credit: @ Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Egypt’s coach Hector Cuper has revealed he is ready to face Congo in a major decider despite increasing pressure from nationals for him to prove his worth.

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

The national team faces Congo on Sunday after losing 1-0 and winning 1-0 against Uganda Cranes at Namboole and Alexandria respectively.

Cuper says the challenge to qualify for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup ahead of him is so stressful, coupled with pressure from nation to deliver.

“The challenge is stressful, of course. I am taking hypertension medicine due the stress I suffer from the continuing criticism,” the 61-year-old tactician told ahramonline.

“Life is full of stress, but the challenge of reaching the World Cup is the toughest stress I have faced.”

The coach adds that they have studied Congo and hope to leave central Africa with three points.

Congo is a good team combining players with great individual skill, but we are ready for the game

We have studied Congo well. We will be focusing on their weak points, but we are not sure about their squad for the next game, especially since they may call up new people

Uganda hosts Ghana in the other group E match at Namboole Stadium in Kampala.

Egypt sits top of the group with 9 points, Uganda follows with 7 while Ghana are 3rd with 5 points, Congo bottom with only 1.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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