Ghana’s 40-year-old wait for an African trophy is due to the re-introduction of juju and black magic in the senior national team after the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations, Rev. Francis J. Botchway has said on the first episode of Heart and Soul on LifeStyle TV at 11:00 am on Saturday, 23rd April 2022.

Rev. Botchway, who is the author of the acclaimed book ‘Juju, magic and witchcraft in African soccer: myth or reality?, insisted that Ghana has deviated from the original path the late Ghanaian coaching legend C.K. Gyamfi carved for the national team when he banished witchcraft, magic and juju practices in his team that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1963, 1965 and 1982 because in C.K.’s view, “juju did not play football.”

“He (C.K. Gyamfi) asked the divine God to help him in a particular cause and he succeeded because he had the favour of God like Joseph in Egypt,” Rev. Botchway said.

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