Super Eagles player, Brown Ideye, has said that footballers from African continent patronize witchdoctors to help achieve success in their careers.
The 26 year-old striker who recently moved from premiership side, West Bromwich Albion to Greek club Olympiacos FC told The Sun in an interview he granted the British tabloid that he knows some of them who are involved in witchcraft.
He said: “I know players who get involved with the juju men and they can’t get out. It’s a trap. They might get short-term benefits, but in the long run they pay for it. Juju men have a lot of influence.
“These are men who are just trying to make themselves rich and tell you they can make your life perfect.
“If things like that worked then instead of Messi and Ronaldo winning world player of the year it should be some African players.
“I would advise players not to follow this route but it’s their choice, I can’t stop them.”
It would be recalled that several top African players have been publicly linked to black magic. Tottenham’s Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, accused his family of using Juju on him during a feud.
And Chelsea legend Didier Drogba told of his Ivory Coast team-mate Jean-Jaques Tizie chasing bad spirits away in a cemetery ritual in a book about African football.