Ex- Ghana international Johnson confesses to using 'juju'

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The former Black Star says he once used black magic to enhance his game

Former Ghana star Samuel Johnson has admitted to using black magic, popularly known as 'juju' during his heyday.

The 44-year-old rose to prominence during his time with Turkish giants Fenerbahce, having also caught the eye playing for the Black Stars at four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments between 1994 and 2000.

"There is 'juju' in football and any footballer who says otherwise is a liar. I've practiced it before," Johnson told Happy FM.

"I used it to play football for a longer period but it got to a time I decided to stop because it wasn't helping like the way I anticipated, but I think it did a lot for me also.

"I'm now a born-again Christian and won't advise anybody to venture into that because football at moment has changed a lot from our time. It has evolved."

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The use of black magic became topical after the 2012 Afcon when then Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic attributed the team’s poor showing at the tournament to the practice.

Last year, former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko playmaker Charles Taylor, now an ordained man of God, also admitted to the use of black magic in the local topflight.


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