Aduana Stars General Captain, Emmanuel Akuoko, says there is black magic otherwise known as ‘juju’ in football as far as he is concerned.
There have been varied views about ‘juju’ in football, whether it exists or not-some believe it is a myth or mind game whilst others suggest it has a role in football.
Nonetheless, a Ghanaian Premier League player, Emmanuel Akuoko, who has played 12 years for the Dormaa-based club believes ‘juju’ exists in football. Akuoko in an exclusive interview on Opemsuo 104.7 FM evening sports show, Pramaso, recounted the efficacy of ‘juju’.
He said, ” I sometimes laugh over it whenever people downplay the use of juju in football. It is real and exists.”
“You have the right to say whether it works or not, but to say it doesn’t exist is a fallacy”
“I remember one of our matches against Asante Kotoko in Dormaa during Opoku Nti’s administration, we travelled to a town near Cotè D’Ivoire to fortify ourselves, and we were told we were going to beat Asante Kotoko, and it happened. That Day Bernard Don Bortey scored a brace for Aduana.”
“There was this Romanian coach Aristică Cioabă, before we start the game, he will pull off some of the grass on the pitch to hide it in his shirt. He will only take it off after the match. He was part of every spiritual direction we went through during his time,” he concluded.
Emmanuel Akuoko, known popularly as Obubulebu, was part of the Aduana Stars team that won Ghana Premier League in their maiden season in the 2009/10 season.
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