Black magic tales: Akaminko injury due to juju – Family claim

The family of Black Stars defender Jerry Akaminko smell the influence of juju (black magic) in the injury suffered by the 26-year-old on Saturday that ruled him out of the World Cup in Brazil.

Akaminko landed awkwardly and broke the fibula of his left leg in the dying minutes of Ghana’s friendly against the Netherlands in Rotterdam. The medical team of the Stars have confirmed that he and is expected to be out for three months.

The injury automatically meant Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah had to drop him from his 26 man squad, but he flew with the team to the USA to undergo surgery.

Speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based Angel FM, his brother, Albert Akaminko, claimed that their family is convinced that someone within the Black Stars set-up used juju to inflict the injury on the Turkey-based center back.

“There is an issue between him (Akaminko) and somebody in and around the team who threatened Jerry that he will play the World Cup for all to see,’ Albert Akaminko revealed.

“You know there was an issue with Akaminko’s jersey prior to the Egypt match in Kumasi and it took the intervention of the family at the Golden Tulip Hotel to solve it and a whole lot has happened after that and so nobody can say that he (Akaminko) got injured just like that.’

He stated that the family are putting measures in place to uncover the identity of the faceless individual who denied their brother of a dream World Cup appearance.

“We are conducting both physical and spiritual investigations into the matter and I have called my dada in the Volta Region so we are working on it and I can assure you that in a week’s time, we will all know the outcome, we will strip the devil in this naked.’

Akaminko made his Ghana debut two years ago in Kwesi Appiah’s first game in charge, scoring one goal off the bench as Ghana thrashed Lesotho 7-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Kumasi.

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