Fresh news reaching yours truly state that Juventus of Italy and English Premiership side West Ham have refused to release their players who are covering from injury, which means the absence of Kwadwo Asamoah and Andre Ayew.
He missed a game which his club beat Hatta club by six goals to nil and the team doctors are observing his fitness.
It is sad that the Black Stars are missing their influential players at the time they are needed most, and at a time they did not start the World Cup Qualifiers on a good note and at a time that they do not have the total support of all Ghanaians.
Aside injuries, some of the players that Israeli Coach Avram Grant depends on have dipped in performance like defenders John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Baba Rahman and Harrison Afful.
Their poor performance made football fans to call on Coach Grant to invite other players, and give others the opportunity to wear the Black Stars jersey.
In attack, the strikers have failed to score, Asamoah Gyan has failed to score in his last four matches with only a goal or two to hit 50 goals for his country in so many years.
The forward had not been potent, with the midfield also not jellying like the squad that made it to Germany 2006. Aside Christian Atsu, Samuel Tetteh and David Accam who is not given much playing time, there is no potent striker that Avram Grant has brought up or discovered.
Another pressure from the fans on Avram Grant because he is a Jew is another side of the match and the Egyptian authorities are not putting up any special security.
Ghana is definitely under pressure, but those who will be picked as replacements are going to make names for themselves and they cannot afford to lose the opportunity.
With football talent available in Ghana, the Black Stars have worthy men who can stand the test and excel.
Many Ghanaian football fans do not have hope against Egypt, but in football, anything can happen. The Pharoahs want to revenge the 6-1 demolition at the Kumasi Sports Stadium, but the Black Stars can surprise them again, this time before over 80,000 fans.