Ghana Coach Kwasi Appiah has charged his boys to go all out and win Wednesday’s crucial semifinal clash with their Burkinabe counterparts.

The Black Stars secured their place in the semifinal match with the Stallions after defeating Cape Verde in a rather unconvincing 2:0 win in their quarterfinal duel last Saturday.

Addressing the media Tuesday ahead of the tomorrow’s game, Kwasi Appiah said that the players are ready to battle Burkina Faso and have their names written in the history books.

“I am lucky to have my name as a Nations’ Cup winner. I’ve told the players it’s time for them to write their names too.”

On Monday, heavy rains prevent Ghana from practicing on the sandy pitch at Nelspruit, whose unusual terrain several teams have complained about. There are already fears that the nature of the pitch might affect the Black Stars, who are new to that pitch. The Stallions, on the other hand, have played all their four previous matches on that pitch and see that as an advantage over Ghana.

But Kwasi Appiah does not appear too worried. “We can’t train on the main pitch but we won’t play there alone. Burkina have played there already, but we have no choice but to compete. We would have preferred one training session on it but it’s not possible so the pitch is no longer an issue,” he told journalists.

Nonetheless, the Black Stars Coach said his side is fully prepared and training very well for a tough game against Burkina tomorrow.

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