Egypt and Hull City right winger Ahmed Elmohamady believes The Cranes of Uganda are good a team and can surprise at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Elmohamady and The Pharaohs will face The Cranes on January 21 in their second game at the AFCON 2017 in Gabon in a group that has Ghana and Mali as well.
Speaking to CNN, the Hull City attacker cum right back said Uganda is good but not many expect them to do well.
Uganda are a good team, but no one expects them to do well… They are going to be a surprise in the competition
Egypt, the seven time winners of the AFCON have been absent from the past three editions and Elmohamady says the people of Egypt are looking forward to seeing the team back on the continent.
“After not qualifying for the last three Africa Cup of Nations, all the people in Egypt are looking forward to having their national team back in the tournament,” the 29-year-old said.
The biggest challenge is to show Africa that Egypt is back again. We are there to win the cup, not just to play and go back to Egypt. We want to show everyone what we’ve got. I’m looking forward to it. I feel we are going to win this cup.
Hector Cuper’s men are among favourites to lift the title but first, must negotiate a tough group.