The Uganda Under 23 side (The Kobs) have lost 1-2 in the return leg of the Africa U-23 Championship qualifier against Egypt at the Nelson Mandela Stadium, Namboole on Saturday.
Striker Mahmoud Abdelmonem Abelmamid Soliman had a brace with Uganda’s captain Farouk Miya netting the consolation deep in second half.
The aggregate was 6-1 in favour of Egypt.
Egypt U-23 team thus qualifies to the continental show piece of the U-23 youngsters that will be held in Senegal later this year.
While addressing the players in the dressing room, the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo urged players to remain focused.
“Go back to your clubs and remained disciplined as we plan for the matches against Comoros and Sudan. Each one of you here has a chance to play in those two games,” said Magogo.
Uganda Kobs Starting Line Up:
Salim Jamal (G.K), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Brian Ochwo, Shafik Bakaki, Richard Kasagga, Deus Bukenya, Erisa Ssekisambu, Kizito Kezironi, Farouk Miya, Fahad Hassan Muhammed, Yunus Sentamu.
Erisa Ssekisambu Replaced by John Ssemazzi, Fahad Hassan Muhammed Replaced Brian Nkuubi, Brian Ochwo Replaced By Martin Kizza
Substitutes Not Used:
James Alitho (G.K), John Ssemazzi, Brian Nkuubi, Martin Kizza, Okiring Isiagi, Tadeo Lwanga, Alex Kitata
Egypt XI: Mossad Awad Mossad (G.K), Mohamed Adel Mohamed Gomaa, Nabil Ragab, Ramy Hisham Abdel Aziz Moustafa (C), Karim Waleed Sayed Saleh Hassan, Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan, Mahmood, Mahmoud Salem Aly Abdelkhader, Muhammed Mahmoud Fathi Mahmoud Mohamed, Osama Ibrahim Abddala Mouersy Abdalla, Mahmoud Hamoda
Ramahan Sobhi Mohamed Saleh Replaced Mahmoud Salem Aly Abdelkhader, Saleh Gomaa Oda Saleh Oda Replaced Mahmoud Abdelmonem Abelmamid Soliman, Mohamed Hany Gamal Replaced Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan
Substitutes Not Used:
Mohamoud Hamdi Ahmed Ali Abd El Baki (G.K), , Yasser Ahmed Ibrahim El Hanafi, Hussein Ragab Abdelmohsen Ali Elkefat, Islam Mohamed Mohamed Saleh
Referee: JEAN MARC GANAMANDJI CAR
Assistant Referee 1: BALEZOU FABRICE
Assistant Referee 2: CYRILLE SIBEY SARAMALET
4th Official: ETIENNE GABATO
Match Commissioner: MOHAMED OMAR ABUBAKER YUSUF (KENYA)