The North African giants qualified with 100 percent winning record in Group G, winning all six games to amass the 18 points available.
The Pharaohs opened an eight point gap between themselves and Guinea – who finished second in the group.
Egypt were the first country to qualify for the final stages of the qualifiers following their all-conquering performance against Zimbabwe, Mozambique .
After Ghana, Egypt were the highest scoring side after netting 16, two shy of what Ghana scored in Group.
But in terms of individual records, the seven-time African champions had Mohamed Abo Trika and Mohamed Salah sharing 11 goals between them while Ghana’s highest scorer was Asamoah Gyan with four goals.
Egypt’s domestic league has suffered badly from months of political turmoil and protest while violence at the various Stadia has also brought inactivity.
Home venue: El-Gouna Stadium
World Cup appearances: 2 (1934 and 1990)
Coach: Bob Bradley (American)
All-time topscorer: Hossam Hassan (68 goals)