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Clifford Mulenga admits to having used juju during his playing days

The art of African witchcraft or ‘juju’ is a phenomenon that’s quite difficult to explain as it divides opinions in a manner that is hard to comprehend by an average person.

According to research, the practice exists in much of Sub-Saharan Africa and it has long been common for football teams to turn to witchcraft (juju), presumably to gain a competitive edge over their opponents.

Speaking during a program on UNZA Radio former Zambia National Team wonderkid Clifford Mulenga admitted using Juju during his playing days, the embattled ex-international stated it is an African thing that can not be easily foregone.

“Juju is juju, you see it is an African thing that we have grown up within our traditions, we have grown up knowing that we need to protect ourselves from outside dangers,” he said.

“In my experience as a footballer, we have done these rituals at my former clubs as a team and I as well used to carry some other staff from home which I believed will help me play better.”

“I once played for a club that was strong on juju, we had some players who came as Christians and they would say, I am a Christian I can not use juju but the coach would say to those guys, look we are Africans before the white man came with his bible our forefathers believed that juju is what will protect them. Here as a team, we believe juju is what will make us win, so it’s either you agree to use it or leave,” he concluded.

This comes barely days after Sensational Zanaco midfielder Chisamba Lungu revealed that a number of players and coaches in Zambia use juju as a way to get to quick fame and money.


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10 Comments to Clifford Mulenga admits to having used juju during his playing days

  1. Prince says:

    Fools always use juju and that is why they have won the world cup and have played for Madrid and Man Utd lol…
    But seriously, juju players always fail because they substitute that which is a given called hard work for that which is not called the devils advocate…look to yourself Mulenga and compare Patson and Mwepu who believe in hard work tata…

    • k says:

      It was the time, that was what was believed. The International team you are parsing so much are not exempt from these performance enhancement things , you should know that , leave the man alone

  2. Kelvin mulenga says:

    Useless and shallow thinking, using juju is a sign of being dull.And you cannot go anywhere with what you are doing.

  3. Daniel says:

    Juju is an African faith there is nothing wrong in using it.Its a personal choice if it works or not⊙﹏⊙

  4. Ben says:

    You should have identified clubs u found or forced to use juju

  5. Collen Magasa says:

    Most men use juju in bed 😉

  6. KSquared says:

    There is nothing wrong with juju because there is nothing wrong with being ourselves, African. Period.

  7. smiler says:

    If juju works, an African team would have won the world cup by now.

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