Egypt must qualify as group winners – Pharaohs legend Ramzy

 The Uganda cranes are set for an uphill task ahead of their last Afcon group encounter with hosts Egypt on Sunday.

Egypt assistant coach, Hany Ramzy, has stressed the importance of claiming a positive result in their final group game of the ongoing campaign against Uganda.

The Pharaohs have claimed two wins against Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo, which currently puts them ahead of the Cranes who have four points following their 2-0 convincing win against DRC and playing to  1-1 draw against Zimbabwe on June 26.

The Egyptian legend believes they can’t afford to drop the ball against the Cranes on Sunday if they want to top Group A.

We have achieved the important thing which is reaching the knockout stages,” Ramzy revealed adding that,

“What is more important now is to qualify as group winners.”

The Pharaohs legend revealed his discontent at the side’s showings at the finals so far, and emphasised the need to improve going forward.

“We managed to get the win against DR Congo but we are still dissatisfied with the performance,” he admitted.

“There are a lot of things that should be improved and everyone is doing their best to achieve that. But so far our performances haven’t been the best.”

Egypt sit top of the table with six points and Sunday’s opponents, Uganda, have four, while Zimbabwe and the DRC have one and zero, respectively.

A draw in their final Group A game will be enough for Javier Aguirre’s men to end as group winners and will also be enough to seal the Cranes a place in the last 16.

 

Fred Hidula

sports journalist

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