WCup 2018 Q: Cranes Fall in Ghana, Egypt’s Path

Cranes picked four points from Ghana's Blacstars in the 2015 Afcon qualifiers. The two have been drawn together in the Russia world cup qualifiers

Uganda Cranes face an uphill task in the road to Russia for the 2018 Fifa world cup after being drawn against footballing giants Ghana and Egypt in the qualifiers drawn on Friday 24th in Cairo.

Congo (Brazzaville) makes the fourth team in group E in which only the table toppers qualify for the coveted global show piece.

Five teams will qualify from the groups containing four teams each. Each team is expected to play six matches on home and away basis against the other three group members.

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Uganda qualified to this group after edging out Togo 4-0 in a two legged affair. The Cranes, salve who are the only representatives in the Cecafa region, ed were given a bye to the second round.

The qualifiers will kick off on October 3rd 2016 to November 14th 2017.

In the other groups Tunisia. Libya, DR Congo and Guinea have been placed in group A while Uganda’s Afcon group D contenders Burkina Faso tussle out with South Africa, Cape Verde and Senegal in group D.

World Cup qualifiers draws.

Groupe A: Tunisia, Libya, DR Congo, Guinea.

Groupe B: Zambia, Cameroon, Algeria, Nigeria

Groupe C: Gabon, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco

Groupe D: Senegal, Burkina Faso, S.Africa, Cape Verde

Groupe E: Ghana, Egypt, Congo, Uganda

Group E Fixtures:

Ghana vs Uganda : 10th October 2016.

Egypt vs Ghana : 15th November 2016.

Ghana vs Congo : 1st September 2017

Congo vs Ghana : 5th September 2017

Uganda vs Ghana : 10th November 2017

Ghana vs Egypt : 14th November 2017


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