Ghana captain Jordan Opoku says playing their quarter-final at â€˜homeâ€™ Bloemfontein against DR Congo could play to their advantage.
The local Black Stars extended their stay in Bloemfontein after topping Group C with seven points.
They will host the Leopards, who played all matches in Polokwane and finished runners in Group D, at the Free State Stadium in Mangaung on Sunday.
â€œIt is some kind of advantage. We have stayed in Bloemfontein for some time. Weâ€™re familiar with the people; the fans and the pitch,â€™â€™ Opoku said.
â€˜â€˜At the end of the day, we will go all out to win. That is what we will do. We want to win the trophy.â€
Opoku was a member of the Ghana team which beat DR Congo 3-0 in the Group stage but lost 2-0 in the final of the maiden tournament hosted by Ivory Coast in 2009.