Ghanaian witchdoctor takes credit for Ronaldo's injuries
[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
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.
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