Head coach of the Black Stars, Avram Grant has said he would be surprised if the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), decided to change the venue of the semi-final game between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.
According to Grant, CAF has no business changing the venue of the match because it will go against general organisation.
There are reports that CAF are considering moving the venue from the 12,500 seater Estadio De Malabo to 35, 000 seater Estadio De Bata to make room for more fans.
Grant said in an interview that the move will not be good for the tournament and will affect the preparations for the next game.
“I have not been told about any change of venue, but will be surprised if they make that because it will be the second time. We were told our quarter –final game will be at Mongomo, only to be informed in that last minute that we have to travel to Malabo.
“Now am hearing reports of another change. For a competition like this I don’t think we should entertaining last minutes changes. I am sure two hours to the game, they will tell me we are playing at Bata and not Malabo.”
Grant however noted that, playing against the host is always difficult because the entire nation would be behind them.
“We have to prepare well to face the challenges, because it is going to be a difficult game”. GNA