Former Zambia international player who is a retired footballer, Clifford Mulenga, has admitted that he used witchcrafts during his active days in football.
Mulenga’s revelation comes barely days after former team mate at National team, Chisamba Lungu coming out to say he also used Juju looking for money and fame.
Believing in rituals by African soccer fraternity and other sports is so common in the sub sahara countries because Coaches, Players and Administrators are believed for using it as a way enhance them to win matches and titles.
The former 2007 CAF young player of the year, Mulenga disclosed this to the public while appearing on a radio show on Unza Radio in Zambia.
“Juju is Juju, you see it is an African thing that we have grown up with out tradition, we grew up knowing that we need to protect ourselves from outside dangers,” Mulenga Said.
“In my experience as a footballer, we have done these rituals at my former clubs as a team and I as well used to carry some other staff from home which I believed will help me play better. He Continued.
“I once played for a club that was strong on Juju, we had some players who came as Christians and they would say, I am a Christian i can not use Juju but the coach would say to those guys, look we are Africans before the white man came with his Bible, our forefathers believed that Juju is what will protect them, Here as a team, we believe Juju is what will make us win, so its either you agree to use it or else leave.”
The 34 year old Mulenga Cliford at Club level he played for Super Sport, Bidvest wits and Ajax Cape town.
He was part of Chipolopolo squad that won African Cup of Nations title for Zambia.
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