The Black Meteors of Ghana will take on their Congolese counterparts in the second group game of the tournament this afternoon at 15:00GMT.
Ibrahim Tanko and his boys are eyeing qualification to the next stage of the competition as they eye a ticket for the 2024 Olympic Games to be staged in Paris.
The Meteors have been preparing for the tournament over two months and are in a good shape to face their opponents.
Tanko’s boys had a ten-day training tour in Egypt where they played their Egyptian U23 side as well as Zamalek in friendlies.
The Ghana u23 side drew 1-1 with their Egyptian U23 side before beating Zamalek 4-1 in their final preparatory game.
Tanko announced his final squad for the tournament after the friendly games and will take on Congo this afternoon in the tournament.
Ghana’s group opponent Morocco on Saturday staged a comeback to beat Guinea by 2-1 in a nail-biting game to sit on top of the group.
The Black Meteors will need to beat Congo to facilitate their chances of qualifying to the next stage of the competition.
With Ernest Nuamah joining from the Black Stars and Fatawu Issahaku also arriving from Sporting Lisbon, Ghana’s chances of qualifying look brighter.
The game will be handled by Egyptian referee Mohammed Ahmed Nagy Mosa.