AFCON 2013: Ghana’s Appiah: We play on worse fields at home

By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 6th, 2013
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(AP) —

Ghana players form a circle at the end of their training at the team hotel in Nelspruit, South Africa, Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013. Ghana will play their African Cup of Nations semifinal soccer match against Burkina Faso on Wednesday. Photo: Themba Hadebe Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Ghana-s-Appiah-We-play-on-worse-fields-at-home-4252948.php#ixzz2K6wgIoX1

Ghana players form a circle at the end of their training at the team hotel in Nelspruit, South Africa, Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013. Ghana will play their African Cup of Nations semifinal soccer match against Burkina Faso on Wednesday. Photo: Themba Hadebe
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Ghana-s-Appiah-We-play-on-worse-fields-at-home-4252948.php#ixzz2K6wgIoX1

Appiah says his players “are all professionals … they should be fine with it,” urging them to quickly adjust to the poor sandy surface in Nelspruit on which Burkina Faso has played its entire tournament.

Ghana wasn’t allowed to train on the pitch Tuesday, meaning the team’s first look at the field will be on Wednesday.

Appiah says “you’ve got no choice. You have to go out there and compete whether the pitch is good or bad.” He adds “back home we have got pitches that are much much worse.”

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