Ghana defender full-back Fatawu Mohammed has said that the sheer size of the FNB Stadium strikes fear.
The Hearts of Oak man was in Black Star’s defence as South Africa claimed a 1-0 win on Monday in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.
While the 90 000 capacity venue was intimidating, Fatawu is grateful there were no supporters due to COVID-19.
“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," the Hearts of Oak defender told Angel FM as quoted by FootballMadeinGhana.
"Because the moment you enter the stadium you realize 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 added.
Meanwhile, South Africa remains on top of the group after Ethiopia beat Zimbabwe in the same group.