Egypt are one win away from booking their ticket to the 2018 Russia World Cup thanks to a goalless draw between Uganda and Ghana.
However, a number of missed chances from both sides and poor officiating meant neither side could find a breakthrough.
Even with the faint chance, the team believe victory against the Cranes of Uganda could restore that hope and pride after the Ugandans held Ghana to a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the World Cup qualifying campaign in Tamale.
Meanwhile, the government on Wednesday gave Shs 1billion to FUFA to facilitate the Cranes in the remaining games including tomorrows and the one slated for 6th November as Uganda take on Congo.
Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has urged the Ghana Football Association to protest the stars' drawn game with the Cranes of Uganda.
There are several talented players on James Kwesi Appiah's side like Partey, Jeffrey Schlupp, Daniel Amartey, Christian Atsu and Andre and Jordan Ayew.
Uganda who had beaten the Egyptians in Kampala before losing in Alexandria during the previous global break, started the game brightly.
It was the Black Stars who started the second half stronger but were unable to create any clear-cut chances.
They were nearly made to rue that miss as Frank Acheampong was barged over in the Ugandan box in what looked like a clear penalty shout but the referee waved the appeals away.
Bennett and his assistants ruled that Dwamena had been offside, denying Ghana an equaliser, although replays appeared to show that he was level with the last defender. Look, I think that it will be hard for Ghana to qualify because Egypt will play Congo at home and we know that the Egyptians have a good team and won't let this chance slide.