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World's Best Defence!

Uganda have suffered over the years under unfriendly statistics against, especially, North African opposition. But for once, the Cranes can afford a wry smile at them.

For the first time, thanks to Emmanuel Okwi's goal in the 1-0 victory in Kampala last Thursday, and the indefatigable tenacity throughout the Cranes, Egypt come into tomorrow's crucial World Cup qualifier chasing.

The Pharaohs, under the command of legendary goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, celebrated coach Hector Cuper and superstar Mohamed Salah - his nullification by Godfrey Walusimbi at Namboole notwithstanding -, will not only be looking to re-align their World Cup dream in the main.

They will have to first become the only country to breach Uganda's defence after five failed attempts, including last Thursday's, to stay bright their dream. Uganda's strength is in the collective. They attack together at calculated moments and die for each other once on the back foot. Actually, Uganda's defence is so good it is statistically the best in the world. Yes. You read that right. Up until this stage, only Uganda - in the whole world - have not conceded a goal in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Uganda, Morocco lead way

True, Morocco join the Cranes as only the other nation not to have conceded a goal in this final round of qualification in Africa but only Uganda globally have not let in a goal since qualification started two years ago.