Uganda captain Denis Onyango has admitted that Egypt are a tough opponent ahead of their double encounter in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The Cranes will host the Pharaohs on August 31 in Kampala before traveling to Alexandria to face them at Borg El-Arab Stadium on September 5.
They currently sit second in group E, two points behind leaders Egypt, while Ghana sit third with only one point and Congo languish at the bottom of the group with zero points.
“It’s going to be fireworks in Kampala because they know what kind of a team we are,”Onyango told BBC Sport.
“They beat us at the AFCON in the last minute of the game, I think it shows their experience and we lost concentration at the back.
“Winning the home game will set the pace for us before we travel for the return leg in Alexandria on September 5th,” he added.
The Cranes started the qualifiers well, collecting four points from their first two games as they drew with Ghana in Tamale before beating Congo 1-0 in Kampala.
“I think we started off well against Ghana and got the result against Congo in Kampala and it’s an opportunity for us to go top of the group if we get the results against Egypt,” said Ongyango.
“We know how strong they are going forward because they’ve got very good attackers who are very experienced and very quick.
“For us we just need to be very patient at the back and avoid mistakes because they don’t need a lot of chances.
“They’re capable of scoring with the likes of Mohamed Salah, so for us it’s a challenge but to play at the highest level we must face very difficult teams like Egypt,”Onyango added.