The Black Stars of Ghana are set to take on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a few hours and according to one South African ‘Sangoma’, Cameroon would emerge victorious in the tie.
Eighty-five-year-old Nozo Zintoyinto, from the Xhosa ethnic group, is the soothsayer in question. Reportedly with 60 years experience, Nozo has seen the Afcon finals and its reportedly an Egypt vs Cameroon clash.
Speaking before the Egypt Burkina Faso tie Wednesday, she predicted a victory for the North Africans, according to South Africa’s VOAnews.
“The spirits are showing me players dressed in red.” she said in response to the question on who would win the tie.
“They are celebrating. They have light skins. They are not black Africans,”
Egypt did indeed win that game, which potentially spells doom for Ghana because she says Cameroon would beat us as well.
“The ancestors are shouting a lot. They are disagreeing about this match. But most are telling me Cameroon will win,” she said.
So is she infallible, are the ancestors, who she consults by using shells, always right?
“You must remember, the shells are always correct. They are the connection with my ancestral spirits. But sometimes I must admit I don’t interpret the shells 100 percent right. Because when I’m busy with the shells, the ancestors are making a lot of noise in my mind,”
Ah, so basically she’s just like every other prophet then, always leaving some wiggle room for themselves.