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Ghanaian witchdoctor takes credit for Ronaldo's injuries
June 4th, 2014 8:35PM

TAGS:  ghana, off the post, portugal, world cup 2014


[OFF THE POST] Ghanaian witchdoctor Nana Kwaku Bonsam claims he has put a spiritual spell -- Kahwiri Kapam -- on Cristiano Ronaldo that is responsible for the Portuguese star's knee and thigh injuries that have raised doubts about his ability to be at 100 percent for the World Cup.

Florham Park Update: Ronaldo was seen training with the ball for the first time as at the start of Portugal's Wednesday session open to the media at the New York Jets training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Real Madrid teammate Raul Meireles and he continue to work on their own, though. Goalkeeper Beto resumed training with the team, while defender Pepe continues to be limited to work at the team hotel.

“I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about," he told Kumasi radio station Angel FM. "I’m working on him. I am very serious about it. Last week I went around looking for four dogs and I got them to be used in manufacturing a special spirit called ‘Kahwiri Kapam.'"

Bonsam said his goal was to rule Ronaldo out of the World Cup or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana. The Black Stars and Portugal are in Group G with the USA and Germany.

“This injury can never be cured by any medic," he said. "They can never see what is causing the injury because it is spiritual. Today it is his knee, tomorrow it is his thigh, next day it is something else.”

Ghanaian teams have been accused of using witchcraft in the past. Two years ago, Black Stars coach Goran Stevanovic blamed players using witchcraft against their own teammates were responsible for their loss to Zambia in the semifinals of the African Cup of Nations.

  1. Mark Hardt
    commented on: June 5, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.
    Thanks Ghana. Do we have New Orleans Witch Doctors on the case? Oh can we add in Metzut Ozil?
  1. Scott O'connor
    commented on: June 5, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.
    Where's the sense of sport? I don't want to see a World Cup without the likes of Ronaldo and Messi playing at their best. Partisanship aside, I want the best players in the world playing. That's when winning games actually means something. Beating Portugal without Ronaldo doesn't mean squat and any player who hopes for that doesn't belong at the World Cup......
  1. Ginger Peeler
    commented on: June 5, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.
    Scott, you are so right. To wish ill of a competitor is against the athletes' spirit of competition. The Ghanian team should do the right thing and tell that guy to stop and desist immediately and publicly distance themselves from him. There's something really sick about taking pride in an opposing player's injury or poor health. May all teams play in good health and to the best of their abilities. And Go USA!!!

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