Hearts of Oak SC skipper, Fatawu Mohammed says fans been allowed back to the stadium on Sunday will aid the Phobians secure a win over Wydad Athletic Club (WAC).
Hearts lock horns with the WAC in the first leg of CAF Champions League group stage play of tie at the Accra Sports Stadium on October, 17.
The one time competition winners beat Guinean side Club Industriel de Kamsar in the preliminary stage to set up WAC test.
The Phobians recorded a 2-0 home win over Kamsar in a one legged game that was played behind closed doors after CAF decided grant Heart of Oak permission to let in supporters due to COVID-19.
This time CAF has approved the club’s request of 2,000 fans visiting the Accra Sports Stadium to cheer on the team against last season’s competition semi-finalist and two-time champions.
“the fans at the stadium on Sunday will contribute 30% to our victory. Playing football without supporters is very difficult and it puts no pressure on the away team. But with fans in the stadium, there will be pressure from them towards the away team.” Fatawu told Starrfm
“They will also ginger us with the noise they make. So with supporters back in the stadium, it’s going to have an impact on our performance on Sunday.” He added
The second leg is set for October 24 in Casablanca.