Ghana FA inspects Black Stars AFCON base in SA
Ghana Football Association (GFA) officials have ended their inspection of facilities to be used by the Black Stars during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and assistant coach Maxwell Konadu arrived in Port Elizabeth on Thursday to inspect facilities where the Black Stars will be based during the tournament.
This came just one day after the Black Stars were drawn in Group B to based in Port Elizabeth to face DR Congo, Mali and Niger.
The Ghana officials, keen on effective planning for the competition, inspected the Garden Court Hotel and the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium which will be used by the Black Stars during the tournament.
But they were unhappy over the state of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University pitch which will serve as the training ground for the Black Stars during the competition.
They have now received assurances from officials of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) that the training facility will be improved before the tournament starts.
"We had to come here to see the facilities for ourselves to ensure that they were up standard before the tournament starts," Nyantakyi told Ghanafa.org.
"We are very happy with the team hotel and the stadium where our group matches will be played.
"We have some concerns about the quality of the training pitch and officials of the LOC have assured us that it will be put in a good shape before we arrive for the tournament."
The Black Stars will open their campaign against DR Congo before playing Mali and Niger.