Originally written on Ghanasoccernet  |  Last updated 10/26/14
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put gives instructions to Jonathan Pitriopa Burkina Faso coach Paul Put believes the Mbombela Stadium pitch will favour his side more than Ghana in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash. The two teams meet on Wednesday on the much-maligned surface in Nelspruit. The Stallions have played all four of their matches at the tournament on the pitch, including their 1-0 win over Togo in the quarter-finals. Ghana have played all their games on the lush green Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium pitch in Port Elizabeth. “It’s always an advantage [having played on the pitch] but Ghana is also a technical team and a physical team as well,” Put said. “But it’s still an advantage for us as we are playing in a ‘home’ game. “Even though the pitch is very bad it’s our home stadium and we have nothing to lose as no one expected us to play in the semi-finals.” Put says his players have adapted their game to suit the surface where the bounce of the ball can be very deceptive. “It’s v
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