-The match is held at the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in Bangui; a venue that takes up to 20,000 supporters.
-CAN 2012 final referee Badara Diatta will be in charge. The Senegalese officiated Egypt’s 1-1 qualifying draw with Sierra Leone in 2010.
-Central African Republic have not lost a qualifying game at home since a 3-0 defeat to Burkina Faso in 2003.
-It was the only time they conceded more than one goal in a home qualifier.
-The winner of the tie will join 29 nations in the final qualifying phase as 15 teams make it to the South Africa finals.
-Egypt will only qualify if they win by two goals or more while CAR will go through if they avoided defeat or lost 1-0 or 2-1.
-Egypt keeper Essam Al-Hadari will be looking for his first away clean sheet since October 2009; a 1-0 win in Zambia.
CAR vice-captain Romaric Lignanzi
“People say that after winning in Egypt, Central Africa has already qualified. But this is not true! There is a rematch.
“We must stay focused and keep the good head on our shoulders because Egypt is a giant in Africa, a team capable of turning any kind of situation regardless of where they play.
“They have qualities that our team do not have. We beat them on the sole basis of our desire and commitment.”
CAR goalkeeping coach Jean-Louis Bingo
Elmohamady out for Egypt
"Preparation has been as it should be and I believe that with God's help we can make it.
“This is not the first time we play against a team from North Africa. It was not long ago when we played against the great Morocco, it was a draw. We had played against the Algerians in their return from the last World Cup, they were beaten 2-0.
“Now we also defeated Egypt at home 3-2. I hope that fate will continue to smile for us.”
Egypt coach Bob Bradley
“The coaching staff and the players have learned from their mistakes and will not repeat them in the return leg.
“We put ourselves in a difficult position and must get out of it to compensate our fans for the defeat in Alexandria.”
Egypt full-back Ahmed Elmohamady failed to make the trip to Bangui after pulling a hamstring in training, so Ahmed Fathi is almost certain to start on the right.
Forward Mohamed Zidan is suspended by the Egyptian FA and is unlikely to be named again by Bradley after walking out of the team’s camp.
Bradley’s pre-match preparation suggested that Hossam Ghaly could replace Mahmoud Fathallah in defense following the latter’s poor performance in the first leg.
Ahli striker Emad Meteb, who was recalled to replace Zidan, is also tipped for a start along with club mates Geddo and Mohamed Abou-Treika.
On other hand, CAR coach Herve Loungoundji has called up Morocco-based striker Charly Dopekoulouyen as a backup for hitman Hilaire Momi.
Defender Salif Keita is suspended following his first-leg red card.