Egyptian coach Bob Bradley made just two changes in his final squad for the second-leg World Cup playoff against Ghana.
Ghanaian trio Ishmael Yartey, Ebenezer Assifuah and Samuel Afum have all exited the Swiss Cup as their clubs suffered various degrees of defeat in their games over the weekend.
Ghana striker Mahatma Otoo narrowly survived relegation with his club Sogndal on the final day in the Norwegian top flight.
Ghanaian trio Adam Kwarasey, Razak Nuhu and Bismark Adjei-Boateng have won the Norwegian League title as their club Stromsgodset finish the season as league leaders.
Egypt have been handed a timely boost ahead of their game against Ghana with Al Ahly beating Orlando Pirates 2-0 to win their 8th CAF Champions League title.
Sekondi Hasaacas destroyed Heart of Lions' impressive home run after beating them 1-0 at the Kpando Park in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.
Wa All Stars shocked themselves with a narrow victory over Ebusua Dwarfs at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast.