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Fatawu Mohammed admits he was frightened after seeing the FNB Stadium Featured

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Hearts of Oak skipper Fatawu Mohammed after his Black Stars debut, has confessed he got a bit scared after stepping a foot at the famous FNB Stadium prior to the kickoff.

The highly-rated lateral marked his senior national team derby last Monday after playing the entire duration in Ghana's painful 1-0 loss to the Bafana Bafanas in Johannesburg.

The iconic stadium dubbed the 'Calabash' is a big stadium with over 90,000 capacity and became very popular during the 2010 World Cup after hosting both the opening and last game of the competition.
Highlighting on his experience at the venue, the 29 year old stated he got a bit nervous after seeing the stadium and has admitted the presence of supporters on the day would have made things very tedious for him. He told Kumasi-based Angel FM;
"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 would have been more. But without the supporters, it felt like no man’s land."
Fatawu Mohammed, 29, had an outstanding campaign with the 'Phobians' having led them to clinch domestic double; the league and the FA Cup.
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