Senagal team Juju suspicion debate heats up in Zambia

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A Zambian soccer fan Innocent Sinzala has rubbished suspicion that has hit the country that Senegal Under 20 was using juju during the AFCON 2017 tournament that was hosted in Zambia.

Emmanuel Mulenga who is one of some Zambians suspecting the Senagalese of using juju wrote:

“When Zambian players were praying at the beginning, half time and end of the game. Did you see any of the Senegalese player kneel down and pray? Be wise Zambians, those guys worship idos. Juju.,…..”

But Sinzala says he is suprised that some Africans still believe in juju.

“Africa and it’s beliefs… peepe sure. In 2017 Africans are still scared of an object thrown into a soccer net. Can’t believe it. Please whether its a horn, powder, roots or a doll thrown, it can’t affect the probability of of two possible outcomes. The Senegalese player was playing mind games. The player is aware that Africans still live in the dark ages and capitalised on this.”

But Beatrice Mayila has taken a swipe at Sinzala saying, “Stop irritating us with your simple analysis. What psychology are you talking about as if you were on the pitch.”

In the 49th minute of the match between Senegal and Zambia, there was a curious moment when the match officials compelled Senegal forward Ibrahim Niane to remove a ‘strange’ object strapped to his left hand.

And again in the 58th minute,¬†another “juju” incident suspension caused a mass melee between the two sets of players, forcing the referee to momentarily halt proceedings.

The Zambian team however maintained the lead and went on to beat Senegal 2 – 0 to win the AFCON Title.

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6 Responses to Senagal team Juju suspicion debate heats up in Zambia

  1. Juju is there whether you like it or not. Go to kagem mine and you’ll find out. There is alot of these guys from senegal and they like using Juju.

    March 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

  2. i meant grizzly mine owned by Gunasse.

    March 13, 2017 at 11:37 am

  3. Any one who says there is no juju he is refusing that there are angels or magic or there isn’t any other world , witches are in every part of the world either developed or not .

    March 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

  4. True,juju has always been there especially in football,its here and in europe,its everywhere.

    March 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm

  5. The truth is Senegal team believe in juju not in GOD almighty that is the reason for them to fall to score not even one goal.

    March 14, 2017 at 8:29 am

  6. It is just total rubbish. If juju works, why has any African team failed to Win World Cup? Africa is the home of this nonsense called Juju and yet we have failed lamentably to produce anything tangible for the World to appreciate the so called juju. I agree with Sinzala that we were caught up in a psychological mess in which if the damage had not been done early enough, we would have lost. The better teams in Football win matches. There is nothing like kneeling and praying. You can take all your prophets and bishops to the game of football but they will still lose to a pagan football team as long as they have no skills and are not prepared for the game. Come next game, Zambia loses, are we going to say we used juju? What a fuss! Like Prof Lumumba says, Africa sometimes looks for illogical solutions to logical problems.

    March 15, 2017 at 8:23 am

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