The sorry state of the field of play at Cape Coast Stadium is a cause for major concern ahead of upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The 15,000 capacity edifice is set to host Ghana’s opening Group C game against South Africa on 14th November.

The Lack of permanent groundsman has left the playing surface in a deplorable condition with the grass now brown.

As it stands, the turf cannot only impact the quality of play but it can also pose a risk of serious injury to the players.

However, with just nine days to the match against Bafana Bafana, officials assured a GFA delegation sent to inspect facility that work is underway to get the pitch ready in time for the match.

Meanwhile Coach Kwesi Appiah has named his 23-man squad for the clash.

The Black Stars are expected to begin training in Cape Coast from Monday 11 November 2019 with the team expected to hold one training session a day.

Here is the full squad below:

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)

DEFENDERS: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)

MIDFIELDERS: Samuel Owusu (Al Fahya, Saudi Arabia), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Iddrisu Baba (Real Mallorca, Spain), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn, Germany)

FORWARD: Andre Ayew (Swansea, England), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Torric Jibril (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Shafiu Mumuni (Ashantigold)