Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre is quietly confident that the Cranes may have an edge after being drawn against hosts Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations, and the Frenchman is already putting together a plan to neutralise the Pharaohs’ star man Mohamed Salah.
The East Africans were handed a particularly tough first-round assignment after being pitted alongside Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe in Group A of the 2019 Afcon, which kicks off in Cairo on June 21.
However, Uganda have plenty of fresh experience of playing against Salah and co., and Desabre believes these recent matches should prepare them well for the June 30 rematch in their third group game.
“Senegal, Nigeria and Morocco are really the favourites, but Egypt are, too, because they’re hosting the tournament,” Desabre told ESPN about the leading Afcon contenders. Read more