National team skipper, Asamoah Gyan has denied the influence of black magic (juju in local parlance) in football success, amid revealing on live radio that he once rejected an offer of spiritual powers professed to help him score goals.
Fresh from leading Ghana to a second place finish at the just ended 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Gyan who has scored more goals for the Black Stars than anyone else in history, insists he was born with his goal scoring prowess
‘When I was at the colts level (someone offered me juju). He was like: ‘Take this and you’re going to score more,” the Ghana captain disclosed.
‘I said I’m a natural goal scorer,’ the Black Stars captain, a father of three boys and a girl affirmed.
The UAE based striker also took time to debunk widely held beliefs that most African players pay huge amounts to acquire spiritual powers to boost their professional careers.
“There are people who believe in those things, for me I don’t believe in it but it exists,’ Gyan told Bola Ray on Starr 103.5 FM on Wednesday.
30 year old Gyan also discussed the sight of a talisman around the waist of a Guinean player at the Africa Cup of Nation when he removed his jersey to swap shirts
‘Everybody was surprised. I was like: ‘Is it a belt or what? I haven’t seen something like that before in football,” Gyan stated.
Gyan also on Wednesday made a stop at his High School, Accra Academy where he promise dto build an astro turf to enahnce the school’s sports development.
He is expected to return to his Al Ain base by close of this week. Follow @thedonplato
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