Guinea’s Replacement Goalkeeper Becomes Subject of Social Media JUJU Talks

Naby-Moussa Yattara
Guinea Player

Several footballers have been accused of having used or continue to use special charms which make them perform better—despite the non availability of any sort of evidence to back this assertion.

Commonly accused footballers or those who sought for special charms for protection or to enhance their playing skills are those who come from Africa where superstition is somewhat valued than science.

In today’s first quarter finals AFCON game between Ghana and Guinea, Naby-Moussa Yattara who was the goalkeeper of Guinea and conceded 3 goals was handed a red card just when the game was about to end.

And during a jersey swap before making his way off the pitch, a talisman which is mostly associated with African charm was spotted around the waist of a player who was replacing him as the new goalie—fuelling social media talks that he was using juju (charm).

In fact, this case is a clear indication that juju does not work (that is if indeed the player had one) and more importantly, it shows that superstition has no place in our contemporary settings—this is because, how do you account for your side being scored 3 goals and on top your goalkeeper receiving a red card when you have JUJU (charm) by your side?

What a useless charm he must have paid for then…


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17 thoughts on “Guinea’s Replacement Goalkeeper Becomes Subject of Social Media JUJU Talks”

  1. I don’t see anything wrong with that. that is his belief even though it proved powerless yesterday.
    Muslims and Christians pray all the time on the pitch so if that’s his form of good luck, then he’s entitled to it.

    • What he put around his waist is some kind of charm that supposed to help him and his teammates beat Ghana but unfortunately for him, his charm was powerless. His failed charm just proved that there is no Juju in football. At the end of the day the Mighty Black Stars triumph!!

      • Sir, so does that mean Ghanaians back home don’t use this kind of charm against people in relationships, workplace, school, church? Do you have evidence to support your claim that Juju truely doesn’t exist or isn’t commonly practiced back home? We’re aware of a particular southern tribe in Ghana and it’s inclination to inflict serious damages on people (especially their enemies) with Juju.

    • If you claim there is nothing wrong with it why don’t you go join a cult and tell me how it feels like being a cultist. Anyway, you can’t compare juju with Christianity or Islam.

  2. For those saying this guy was using his charm against the Ghana Black Stars might be wrong because these African footballers have this big fear that some of their team mates or even the opponents do vodoo or Charm or juju against them. Therefore their first priority is protection. I think this guy is trying to protect himself in the most traditional way. What makes people think that non of the Black Stars players hasn’t got anything like this. You see that white tapes or bandages around their wrist all the time? Think about what the last Black Stars coach from Serbia said before he left.


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