Black Stars defender Harrison Afful is unperturbed about the quality of pitch at the Port-Gentil Stadium, saying “this is Africa we have to manage it”.
Afful, told the media on Sunday that, though the pitch was horrible, they don’t have an option because in Africa you hardly get the required standard of pitch for good football.
“We wanted something better than this, but without it life must go on. We must do our best with what has been given. Afful stated
“It must not be an excuse for us to fail, because we are not the only people playing on the pitch.” He added.
He said they must be ready to survive under any condition in the competition adding that, without that they cannot be worthy champions.
“In Africa you don’t expect everything to be perfect, there are certain challenges you must learn to live with.” Harrison noted.
The pitches at the 2017 AFCON has been a major concern for coaches and players as it has so far caused injuries to five players in the competition.