Orlando Pirates legend Teboho Moloi explains why he would have found it very difficult to play in this week's Soweto Derby if he was still active.
The Buccaneers are hosting neighbours Kaizer Chiefs in a DStv Premiership encounter at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 15h30 pm.
Moloi says the current players are missing out on the experience of playing in a fully packed derby.
"I don't want to lie, I feel for these boys,” Moloi tells Kickoff.com.
"It would be difficult for me to play especially with the crowd not being there to cheer me on, to push me on you see.
"You need everybody there, you know when the chips are high you need to entertain when the chips are down they push you up.
"So without the supporters, it is difficult to make a sound judgment because at the end of the day it's not about you as a player but about the spectator.
"It's about giving them those bragging rights, it's about making them leave the Stadium speaking about you.
"If it is a packed house you know it gives you that extra motivation over an opponent.
"The mere fact that there won't be people at the Stadium I don't know, maybe they can still adjust because they have played the derby without supporters before.
"It would have been a very difficult thing for me to play this derby because the spectators, those are the people I really want to perform for.
"But now because it's empty I feel for them, I feel for both teams, I feel for the Pirates players I feel for the Chiefs team.
"At the end of the day you want to entertain in a packed arena,” he said.