Kwesi Appiah not worried with state of Stade Nacional astroturf

Black Stars head coach Kwasi Appiah is not worried about the nature of the pitch of Estadio Nacional de 12 Julho ahead of their encounter with the Selecao of Sao Tome on Monday.

Ghana will face the Selecao dos Falcoes e Papagios in the second group game of the 2021 Africans Cup of Nations qualifiers on Monday.

Kwesi Appiah and his charges arrived in the country on Sunday afternoon and held their final training at the stadium.

“Everything is good, we came have the same time as theirs. The sun was very hot. When you get to someones country and he said he want the match to be played at that time. You have nothing to say.

“When we went to the training ground, we realized the pitch was artificial. We thought the pitch quality will be like the Accra Sports Stadium one but upon our arrival, we realized it was like the Tema Sports Stadium”

“That is their pitch where everyone plays against them. All the same all the players are in a very high spirit.”

“Football when you know how to play you know how to play. The artificial turf is not a problem but sometimes the ball bounces but you will know where every pass will end”

Ghana will be looking to make it two wins in two games after beating South Africa on Thursday at the Cape Coast Stadium.

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