Jwaneng Galaxy Coach Storms Out of Presser After Being Accused of Using 'Black Magic' in Wydad Win

Jwaneng Galaxy Coach Storms Out of Presser After Being Accused of Using 'Black Magic' in Wydad Win

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jwaneng Galaxy boss Morena Ramoreboli has hit back at a Moroccan journalist
  • The Botswanan coach was furious following accusations of using 'black magic'
  • Ramorebeli led Galaxy to a surprising win in Morocco vs. Wydad Athletic Club

Head coach of Jwaneng Galaxy, Morena Ramoreboli was left fuming after a Moroccan journalist accused him of using 'black magic' following his side's victory over Wydad Athletic Club.

Thabang Vincent Sesinyi's first-half strike was enough as the football minnows left North Africa with victory in the opening Group B game of the CAF Champions League.

Despite dominating the game, with 80 per cent of the possession, Wydad could not find a way back into the match against the Botswanan side.

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Jwaneng Galaxy coach Morena Ramoreboli fuming during the post-match conference against Wydad. Credit: @garyalsmith
Source: Twitter

During the post-match presser, a journalist tried to link Galaxy's victory to the use of 'black magic,' prompting a furious response from the coach.

"You are being unfair," Ramoreboli said at first in a video that has since gone viral on social media. "You are undermining me. You are saying that we won thanks to black magic? Don't disrespect us!"

Meanwhile, during Galaxy's warm-up, the players were spotted around the corner flag with one player kneeling down and seemingly pouring liquid onto the area, prompting heckling from the home fans.

The victory sends Galaxy to the top of Group B ahead of the former African champions, Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosa, and Simba SC of Tanzania, as reported by CAF's official website.

Wydad will next travel to Abidjan to face ASEC, while Galaxy welcomes Simba in Botswana.

Wydad Athletic Club were finalist in the inaugural African Football League, where they lost to South African giants, Mamelodi Sundowns. The Moroccan giants won the CAF Champions League in 2022.

Sundowns and Pyramids FC off to winning starts

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Mamelodi Sundowns and Pyramids FC both winning their opening Group stage games in the CAF Champions League over the weekend.

The Egyptians registered a win at home but sit behind the South Africans on goal difference. They will meet in mid-December before closing out the calendar year.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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