There have been wild allegations in the camp of Ghana Black Stars over the use of black magic, popularly known as ‘juju’ by players.
Ghana is Nigeria’s opponent in the qualifying playoffs for Qatar 2022 World Cup, with the matches slated for March 2022.
A renowned Ghanaian lawyer, Moses Foh Amoaning alleged that players are turning down invitations to the national team because of the use of black magic, ‘juju’.
He maintained that the claim is not just a mere allegation.
The Black Stars of Ghana crashed out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation in Cameroon in the group to the shock of their supporters and the football World.
The use of ‘juju’ at the camp of the Ghana senior national team has been constantly reported after every tournament over the years.
Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana, Foh-Amoaning said the issue of players resorting to Juju has been a disturbing one.
I have told you Paul [Adom-Otchere] that coaching is only an aspect of the problem in Ghana football, we have the dynamics of the team itself and this juju is not something that you can push away. Because the juju thing pushes a lot of good players away,” he said.
Even if you have a good coach, he is not going to play the game because if the players do not want to play, they will not do it and there is nothing you can do about it. And if the players wake up at night and they are being disturbed by a mallam, they will not play and that disrupts the chemistry of the team,” he added.
Asked if the reports of juju in the camp of the Black Stars are true, he said “Of course it is true. You can also go and find out because you are a journalist but I’m telling you, it’s true,” he told Paul Adom-Otchere, the TV presenter.
Recall that Southampton defender, Mohammed Salisu had vowed never to play for the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup playoffs.
However, the Premier League defender, who did not provide any reason for his initial decision, changed his decision and accepted to represent the country.