Head of the Ghana Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah, says he respects Egypt but he is confident that his side will beat them.
In an interview with the GFA's official website, Appiah acknowledged that he was facing a great task.
"It's a big game. It's a game which is important to all Ghanaians and every member on my team is aware of that.
"Egypt are seven-time African champions and trying to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990. That will give them some added boost going into the game.
"Their record in its sense means that we cannot look down on them. We can't get complacent. We have to prepare well and remain focused," Appiah said.
Despite his respect for the Egyptian team, Appiah is definitely not panicking.
"The expectation will always be there whenever the Black Stars have a game.
"I can say I was more anxious during the Zambia game. There's been no panic since the pairing with them[Egypt].
"I have respect for them. They are a good side,"
Ghana will play Egypt on Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi. Kick-off is at 1600 local time.