For the first time, veteran sportswriter and journalist Kwabena Yeboah has made startling revelation over his early following Asante Kotoko.
According to the GTV Sports Highlight host, he was heavily involved in black magic, popularly referred to as “ways and means” or juju in the local game.
The President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana is a known staunch fan of the Porcupine Warriors.
Speaking on the Starr Chat show, the SWAG president conceded that he was young with an infantile brain and, as a result, believed in what he described as “nonsense”.
Reliving one of the juju episodes, he said the club ahead of the game with Hearts of Oak, who had the “fearsome five” at the time, had to use some water “imported” from the part of the region to cook.
However, Kwabena Yeboah recounted that they lost the match only to be told that they crossed some river, affecting the juju potency.
“And we would come to Accra and be defeated by Hearts of Oak and then we’ll be told that on our way, we crossed a certain river and that diluted the potency of the juju so, the next time around we had to fly and then we were beaten again. [The excuse this time was] when the players arrived in Accra, some of them soiled their robes so Kotoko for the first time had to go and stay in a ship in Tema.”
Although some players have admitted to using black magic or juju, he believes it is backward to think that juju plays football.
He stressed that it is just a ploy by some charlatans to exploit football clubs by making them believe that football is played in some supernatural realm.