2013 African Nations Cup finals in South Africa - Ghana's senior football team, the Black Stars, arrived in Nelspruit from Port Elizabeth on Monday for their semi-final clash against Burkina Faso in the 2013 African Nations Cup finals in South Africa.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) said on its official website that the team would train later on Monday.
Ghana qualified for the semi-final with a 2-0 victory over Cape Verde on Saturday while Burkina Faso eliminated Togo 1-0 on Sunday.
The GFA website quoted Ghana's coach Kwesi Appiah as saying the Black Stars would have preferred a better pitch for Wednesday's clash than what they have seen so far of the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit as concerns have been voiced about the sand-covered surface since the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.
“We’ve watched other teams playing on that pitch and that’s one of our concerns,” Appiah said.
“The pitch doesn’t look good. But we haven’t got much choice. We will just have to go there, have a look at it and manage it.”
Appiah also insists that the nature of the pitch will not influence his tactics for the semi-final match.
“I always look at my opponent and how they play and we will adopt a tactic to suit it,” the Ghana coach said.
“My tactics will not be dependent on the pitch,” he added.