The three-time finalists have been left with faint hopes following that result as they remain in third place.
With two points from three matches, Ghana will need a miracle to catch with leaders Uganda (7 points) and second place Egypt (6 points).
The match will be played at the Stade Stade de Kintele in the capital.
The two sides met at the same venue in 2015 when the Black Stars posted a 3-2 friendly win over the Red Devils.
Ghana starting line-up to face Congo today
R. Ofori, Afful, Agbenyenu, Amartey, Mensah, Acquah, Atsu, E. Ofori, Yiadom, Partey, Agyepong
Congo: Barel Morial Mouko (GK), Beranger Itoua, Marvin Baudry, Fernand Mayembo, Tobias Badila, Durel Avounou, Dylan Bahamboula, Cesaire Gandze,P. Oniangué, Ferebory Dore, T. Bifoum.
Congo vs Ghana next match...
DATE: 5th September 2017,
TIME: 16:30 Central European Time
Where to watch: GTV & GTVsports+ on OFMTV.COM