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Egypt: Insight into Ugandan based professionals in Egypt a head of season 2019-2020

Allan Kyambadde (R) takes on a Celje FC defender during El-Gounah's pre-season friendly against the Slovenian club | EL Gouna Images

The Egyptian Premier League 2019 / 2020 season kicks off this weekend, with a number of mouth-watering clashes, such as Champions Al Ahly tie against Smouha.

Football-256 focuses on the Ugandan players who ply their trade in Egypt’s top tier league this weekend.

Saturday will see forward Allan Kyambadde’s side El Gouna host El Ismaily at their 10,000-seater El- Gounah stadium, Hurghada, on Saturday 21st.

Kyambadde is in line of making his league debut for El Gouna after his switch from KCCA FC. El Gouna finished 14th on the log last season, they only managed 8 wins, 14 draws and lost 12 games scoring 38 and conceding 52 amassing just 38 points all season.

Cranes pacey winger Abdul Lumala and former Cranes coach, Frenchman Sebastien Desabre will face Enppi at the 30th June stadium, Cairo, in their opening league game on Saturday 21st.

Desabre is under a bit of pressure after his side were blown away 3-0 by Micho’s Zamalek, in the Egyptian Super Cup, and were held to a 1-1 draw by CR Belouizdad in their preliminary round qualifier.

Lumala and Desabre will be looking at getting off to a perfect start and settle any tensions rising as they quest for league triumph.

Last season saw pyramid amass 70 points, with 19 wins, 13 draws and just 2 losses which earned them third place on the Log.

Midfielder Khalid Aucho’s Misr Elmaqasah will travel over 860 kilometres to Aswan, to play local side Aswan SC at the Aswan Stadium, Aswan on Sunday 22nd, September.

While Taddeo Lwanga who plays for newly promoted side Tanta SC will also make the trip to Cairo to play Wadi Degla at the Petro sports stadium, Cairo, on Sunday.

Emmanuel Okwi’s Al Ittihad take on former Cranes coach Micho’s Zamalek in a crunch tie at the Cairo international stadium, on Monday 23rd, September.

Zamalek got the better of Ittihad in the semi-finals of the Egypt Cup, and Ittihad will be looking at revenge.

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