CAF gave the participating nations the chance to register 28 players for the competition.
After 120 minutes of a goalless draw, The Pharaohs missed two penalty kicks to lose the game against Qatar.
Egypt will face Tunisia on Wednesday in the semi-finals at 974 Stadium in Doha.
The Egyptian fans hope for another strong performance against Algeria to finish the group stage as leaders.
Egypt defeated Lebanon 1-0 after Mohamed Magdy Afsha scored from the spot twenty minutes before the final whistle.
Egypt needs the three points to secure a place in the quarter-finals and avoid any unpleasant scenarios in the last group match against Algeria:
Queiroz included Afsha and Sherif in his list after ruling them out of the two matches against Libya last October.
Afsha and Hussein El Shahat returned to the team and they are expected to start tonight after missing the first game.
The Portuguese coach did not include Al Ahly’s in-form stars, Mohamed Sherif and Mohamed Magdy Afsha, in the list in a surprising decision.
The two teams are heading into the game with different emotions.
Mohamed Hany is ruled out of the game despite his return to the training sessions this week.
Al Ahly's head coach Pitso Mosimane spoke after the game and hailed the performance of his players in the game after losing five points in the last two games.
The loss to Smouha is Al Ahly's first defeat in the Egyptian League since the appointment of Pitso Mosimane as Al Ahly's head coach.
It was clear that Al Ahly will face difficulties in the match despite going to the game in high spirits after a vital win over Zamalek in Cairo derby.
Al Ahly will attack Al Merrikh SC in Sudan with four players as Al Ahly’s head coach Pitso Mosimane will count on Sherif, Marwan, Ajayi, and Afsha.
Mohamed Magdy Afsha gave the visitors an early lead after one minute from the start as he fired a shot into the top corner from inside the box.
Al Ahly come second in the group with 3 points, the same points as AS Vita Club, while Tanzania’s Simba top the group with 6 points.
The visitors were leading the game at the break thanks to two goals from Bassem Ali and Seifeddine Jaziri.
Two late goals from Mahmoud Kahraba and Walid Soliman sent Al Ahly back to top of the table.
Al Ahly entered the match without Afsha, El Souliya, Kahraba, Marwan, Hany, Rabia, and Akram Tawfik, after testing positive for COVID-19.