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February 27, 2024

5 times we’ve heard of JUJU in football

Though they are yet to be proven usage of juju in football, there have been events in the past that have brought concerns and attention to the popular African black magic.

Though there are yet to be proven usage of juju in football, there have been events in the past that have brought concerns and attention to the popular black magic.

Africans think that extraterrestrials interfere with the physical world. It’s a continent big on the supernaturals to the point of believing in voodoo or better put, juju.

This, they have allegedly believe can influence results or performance in various fields, including sports.

Though they are yet to be proven usage of juju in football, there have been events in the past that have brought concerns and attention to the popular black magic.

5 times topic of Juju in football came up

Supporters believed Chelsea’s Drogba was using juju

Didier Drogba, the former football player for Chelsea and the Ivory Coast, was the subject of a persistent troll [or not] on Twitter regarding his alleged usage of African witchcraft. Many fans believe that the striker’s rise to fame and relevance at Chelsea was because he had a way of inflicting injuries and terrible form on other strikers.

Years after the Chelsea legend retired, some people even think that the juju is still in effect. However, we caution you against taking any of that seriously as there are a lot of unfounded claims on football Twitter.

Supposed curse of Yaya Toure on Guardiola

Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure and football manager Pep Guardiola had problems at Manchester City and Barcelona, respectively. Supporters think that Guardiola’s poor handling of Toure was the cause of the manager’s struggles to win the UEFA Champions League.

Pep, however, broke the ‘jinx’ in 2023 as he guided the Citizens to their first ever European title.

Lukaku accused of juju

Romelu Lukaku was accused of using juju by Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in 2021. Ibrahimovic accused the former Man United star of using juju after an intense face-off during the match between Inter Milan and AC Milan.

After the two clashed, the Swedish striker was quoted as having said, “Call all your mom, do your voodoo thing.”

Ibrahimovic’s jibe was a reference to Lukaku’s move from Everton to Manchester United.

According to reports, the player of Congolese origin allegedly refused to extend his contract at Everton after receiving a voodoo message that told him to join Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo received a voodoo threat

The witches of this world are said to have paid attention to even the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo. A witch said back in 2009 that she was offered a hefty quantity of money to injure the superstar who was playing for Real Madrid at the time. The claim is “a stupid thing just like all the others Madrid comes across every day,” according to a Real Madrid spokesman. Given that Ronaldo has scored hundreds of goals since 2009 and will likely score many more before he retires, such claims appeared to have been mere bluffs.

Pogba’s brother accuse Juve star of placing a curse on Kylian Mbappé

In 2022, Pogba senior claims Paul went to a witch doctor in an attempt to place a curse on Mbappé, for reasons unknown, with Mathias terming his brother a “so-called Muslim deep in witchcraft.”

Pogba issued a statement in reaction, averring that his brother’s claims about witchcraft are an attempt to discredit him in the public eye.

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