Black Stars helmsman, Akwasi Appiah says the issue of any pitch being an obstacle for good performance should not be an excuse for any team.
His assertion comes on the back of complaints by some players of the national team as well as some sports journalists, that the pitch in Sao Tome and Principe, was not up to standard and thus playing on it will be difficult for ball control.
Speaking in an interview however, the coach maintained that pitch should not be a worry.
̈If you know how to play football, you can play on any turf and with such turfs, the ball bounces anyhow but as a player, you must know how and where the ball should be played.
He further acknowledged the fact that, they have some good players playing in and outside the country.
¨They have players plying their trade in Portugal and other European countries as well as the local league.
The Black Stars, last Thursday, won their first qualifying match against South Africa in Cape Coast and are looking forward to make it two wins out of two games, as they play Sao Tome and Principe this afternoon.
The match kick starts at 1pm.