Egypt have been boosted by the return of striker Mohamed Nagy “Gedo” and midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou after the duo were declared fit for Tuesday’s clash against Ghana in the 2014 World Cup playoff.
This means Pharaohs coach Bob Bradley will have all his selected players at his disposal after for the match in Kumasi.
Hull City forward Gedo has been out since June after sustaining a foot surgery.
The England-based player has only played a few minutes for the Tigers but Bradley has a lot of faith in his goalscoring ability.
Abd-Rabou has just recovered from a lengthy knee injury.
He has been tested twice against Uganda in the Pharaohs’ latest warm-up games to give him some match practice.
Egypt doctor Tareq Soliman said both players are fully fit to play against the Black Stars but that it is up to the coach to decide whether to use them or not.
The American tactician might also need the experience of the 2008 Nations Cup most valuable player to control the rhythm of the game.
The Pharaohs will face Ghana in Kumasi at 4pm local time.