Odemwingie: Most African players trust juju to treat injury  


Former Super Eagles striker Osaze Odemwingie said a horde of footballers of African descent when they sustain injuries prefer patronising native doctors than seeking orthodox medical practitioners’ help.

Citing his own example when he was a local player with AS Racines of Lagos and later Bendel Insurance, “I had a fall in training; I also hurt my shoulder and broke my arm. I was afraid to tell my mom so they took me to the local juju man.

“They poured hot water to relax the muscles. Somehow they returned the hand to the place, while I yelled, they twisted some small sticks. There was also a rite with a chicken.

“I came home, my mother saw the hand: “Broke?”. I answered: “Yes.” I was taken to a regular hospital, anaesthesia was done, and they put the plaster on. All was well in the end,” the 37 year old, ex-West Brom of England told championat.com

The former Super Eagles star was born to a Russian mother and a Nigerian father.



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