Black Stars Camp Rocked With Allegations of 'Juju', Ex-Kotoko Coach Wants GFA To Investigate Report
- The senior national team, the Black Stars, have been once again rocked by allegations of 'juju' after the Africa Cup of Nations
- There were reports players were engaged in black magic in Cameroon disrupting the team's cohesion in camp
- Former Black Queens coach Bashiru Hayford wants the Ghana Football Association to get to the bottom of that issue
After a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Ghana's camp has again been brandished with allegations of players using black magic.
According to reports, players were involved in the use of 'juju', also known as black magic in camp, affecting the atmosphere in Cameroon.
Two times Ghana Premier League winning coach, Bashiru Hayford, has advised the Ghana Football Association to investigate whatever went on in Cameroon.
“I am an experienced coach in this country and everybody knows my pedigree but the alleged issue of ‘juju’ at the camp of the Black Stars is worrying and must be investigated,” he said on Asempa FM on the Ultimate Sports Show.
“Players are now threatening that they will not honour call ups again due to the ‘juju’ claims. This is gradually ruining the Black Stars and it is about time the Ghana Football Association and the government investigate and fights this canker," he added.
The issue of players using black magic previously arose in 2012, when the Black Stars finished fourth in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Goran Stevanovic reports cases of use of black magic in camp
In 2012, Serbian trainer Goran Stevanovic accused players of using 'juju' in camp after the Black Stars finished fourth at the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
“After losing to Zambia, there arose so many accusations amongst the players during my meeting with them. I have learnt great lessons from African football and also about Ghanaian players' behaviour on and off the field.”
“We all need to help in changing some players mentality about using black power to destroy themselves and also make sure we install discipline and respect for each other,” the report stated in part.
Black Stars sneak into Ghana after AFCON exit
Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Ghana's senior football team, the Black Stars, have touched down in the capital, Accra, after a shambolic Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The team sneaked into the country at dawn, taking a special COVID-19 test and avoided the regular arrival hall.
According to reports, the team was trying to avoid attention especially in the face of their failure in Cameroon.
Source: Sports Brief News