Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Confirms Use of Black Magic in Football

Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Confirms Use of Black Magic in Football

  • Former Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan believes the use of 'juju' exists in football
  • The former Black Stars captain shared more on his encounter with black magic
  • Gyan is yet to retire from his football career despite being inactive for two years

Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has admitted to the existence of black magic - commonly known as juju - in football.

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

Although he stated he was not being a believer in such things, he confessed taking part in a ritual bath as a young player.

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana, World Cup, Black Stars
Asamoah Gyan has confessed to the use of juju in football. Credit: @ghanafaofficial
Source: Twitter
“Anything that has a name exists. Like in colts, we all go together and they tell us 'get this and bath with it, do this and that',” Gyan told Dan Kwaku Yeboah in a YouTube interview, as quoted by Pulse.

Read also

Erik Ten Hag: Fans say the same thing about Man United manager after emphatic win over Man City

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

Gyan said if one did not follow along and the team lost, other players would claim that person had caused the defeat.

“With Cedar, we did it once or twice. We played Liberty, we were beaten 4-0, but juju is in football. I remember another colts game: a man told us to do something for two goals, sometimes with a padlock. They will tell you if you score one, that is it.”

Gyan holds the record of being Ghana's all-time top scorer, with 51 goals from 109 matches for the senior national team.

The 37-year-old is yet to retire from the sport after almost two years without a club.

Gyan speaks on Man City rumuors

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Ghana captain, Gyan said choosing to play at AFCON 2008 cost him a move to Manchester City.

Read also

England set to beat Ghana for Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah after latest award

The Ghana international was on the radar of the English giants in that year, but the deal fell through at the eleventh hour.

According to Gyan, his decision to honour a Black Stars invite for the tournament forced City to sign Emmanuel Adebayor instead.

Gyan pays tribute to Vialli

Former Ghana captain, Gyan has described Gianluca Vialli as one of the generation's best strikers.

The Italian legend passed away aged 58 on January 6, 2023, after losing his battle with cancer.

Gyan looked up to Vialli during his youth days and saluted the ex-Chelsea star on social media.

Source: Sports Brief News