The use of juju or muthi or kamote or black magic to influence outcome of a football match is an old practice especially in Africa.
Even though nobody openly admits its existence, some Sangomas (witchdoctors) have been caught in action.
Ahead of Saturdays’s African Champions League match between Green Eagles of Zambia and Orlando Pirates of South Africa, a battle of witches ensued at Nkoloma Stadium, Zambia.
Immediately after Pirates’ Sangoma was done sprinkling some white liquid on one of the goalposts, his Eagles counterpart moved in real shift to ‘neutralize’ it.
— Bonface Osano (@bonfaceosano) August 11, 2019
In the end the host Eagles carried the day – narrowly winning 1-0 ahead of return match in South Africa next week.
So does juju work in football?