Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan is the all-time top scorer for Ghana’s senior national team, Black Stars which means he’s had a successful career having represented the national side at multiple FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations tournaments but has admitted of using black power in his career before.
At club and local scene he played Liberty Professionals before moving abroad as a teenager to Italian club Udinese. He later joined played in France, England, Turkey, UAE and China.
In an interview with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah he recounted how juju played a role at the juvenile level in Ghana .
He said “You know when we were growing up, we see things like people do things and say we do it and we’re gonna score two, we do it and we score two. So I don’t know which is which, till when we grew up and we don’t do those things (again).
“For me things that happen exists, I don’t know if I can call it juju because during the colts level, before a game, they put like lavender in the bucket with water, it has a very good smell smells nice, like a lavender and you can see some leaves in there and they’ll tell everybody to bath.
“When we wear our jersey they will tell us to bath before we enter the field, it’s a collective thing, if you don’t do it and we lose, they will say you are the cause, so that is what we do, normally I come last so I come I stir it with my hand and throw the whole water on me” he revealed.
Playing football in this part of the world cannot be complete without using juju have become normal. The debate further continues since some retired players have already confirmed this up the general public.