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World Cup: Weather cools off Ghana

June 17, 2010 |  9:17 am

Ghana had to delay its Thursday morning practice session in Rustenburg because the field was unusable.

“The pitch is frozen and it has to be cleared.” Fred Pappoe, vice president of the Ghana Football Assn., said on the group’s website.

Temperatures in Rustenburg, about 70 miles northwest of Johannesburg, dropped well below freezing overnight. A week ago they were in the 80s.

Ghana, a 1-0 winner over Serbia in its opener, plays Australia on Saturday in Rustenburg.

-- Kevin Baxter in Johannesburg, South Africa