Video: Player Steals Opponents' 'Juju', Nearly Causing a Fight and Riot

Video: Player Steals Opponents' 'Juju', Nearly Causing a Fight and Riot

  • 'Juju' or 'muthi' is a strong part of the spiritual system across the African continent
  • Unsurprisingly, it forms the bedrock of many football teams' psychology on the field
  • A scene played out in the Tanzanian Premier League that made for hilarious viewing

The Tanzanian Premier League might have provided the most ridiculous football moment of the year thus far on the African continent.

A video has gone viral, showing a scene which threatened to spin out of control over the alleged use of juju.

Sport Brief could not establish which teams were playing, but this is all academic at this stage.

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A player in Tanzania can be seen running off with the other teams' 'juju'. Image source: Facebook Video.
Source: Facebook

A player ran into his opponents' goals to pick up an indiscernible object, before running off towards his bench with the referee and the opposition in hot pursuit.

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All and sundry tried to either hit or trip him, but failed as he successfully gave this object to his teammates, who mashed it into the rubber athletics track circling the field.

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Gyan confirms black magic use

Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan admitted that black magic - commonly known as juju - does exist in football.

The legendary Ghanaian forward believes some players and teams practice the act of using juju in games for their benefit.

Although he claimed not to be a believer in such things, Gyan confessed to taking part in a ritual bath as a young player.

Source: Sports Brief News