The absence of Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary should motivate Uganda when they face the Pharaohs in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Alexandria.
The former Liverpool attacker told KweséESPN that the Egypt international has learned enough in Italy to be a success in the Premier League.
Hull have been given a boost before Monday's Premier League trip to West Brom after Egypt agreed to let Ahmed Elmohamady turn up late for ANC duty.
Arsenal have confirmed that Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny will miss at least four games while on international duty at the African Nations Cup.
Essam El Hadary, 43, is enjoying a renaissance with Egypt that could culminate in breaking a world record. First though, it's the African Nations Cup.
Egypt maintained their 100 percent start to World Cup qualifying and returned to the top of Group E thanks to a 2-0 win against Ghana.