Black Stars debutant, Fatawu Mohammed has revealed that he got frightened by the size of the FNB stadium at first glance.
The iconic 94,736 capacity stadium in Johannesburg was the venue for South Africa’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana last Monday.
The Bafana Bafana pipped the Blacks Stars 1-0 to record a first competitive victory over the West African nation in 21 years.
The Hearts of Oak captain who made his debut and lasted the whole game says the 105 x 68m pitch size got him nervous but playing without supporters in the ‘very very huge’ stadium made it fairly easy.
“Honestly, I got a bit scared when I saw the (FNB) stadium because the pitch is very very huge and it wouldn’t have been easy with supporters in the stands. Because the moment you enter the stadium you realise that indeed you are in a stadium. But at long last we played in an empty stadium so that eased some pressure off; If the supporters had been there the way the pressure was high it (the pressure) would have been more. But without the supporters it felt like no man’s land.” He said in audio aired on Kumasi based Angel FM
The Black Stars arrived in Ghana on Tuesday after the defeat with the players heading back to their respective clubs before the next international break in October.