Even though many players are hesitant to talk about it, former Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has claimed that “juju” has a place in football.
While playing colts football for Cedar in Ghana’s capital, the former Black Stars captain claimed he first saw such tactics.
“Everything that has a name is real.” Gyan said in a YouTube interview with Dan Kwaku Yeboah, “We all, like in colts, go together and they instruct us, “Get this and wash with it, do this and that.”
Also, if you don’t do it and the team loses, they’ll blame you for it. We did it a couple of times with Cedar. When we played Liberty, we lost 4-0, but juju exists in football.
I recall a different Colts game. A man instructed us to take some action to score two goals. If you get one with a padlock, they may occasionally tell you that’s it.
“When one goal enters, that is it,” he explained, “so it (juju) is there, and you can have an empty net and shoot wide.”People frequently assert that a goal is a mallam goal because Juju is present.
“Everyone has a core belief.” Someone will walk past a mallam after leaving the church. If they are being completely honest, many players do such things.
“Someone won’t reveal their secret to you, but if you pay close attention, you’ll notice that something is off.” Even while they won’t admit it, there are several things you will notice if you are paying attention.