The Cameroon Football Federation, led by Samuel Eto’o, has reacted to a Radio France International publication that the African country plans to hire black magicians to boost the fortunes of the lions at the next World Cup in Qatar.
In Eto’o’s tireless effort to protect FECAFOOT’s image, the former captain of the Cameroon national team downplayed the story and challenged the French national broadcaster to provide proof of his report.
FECAFOOT published a strong letter demanding an apology and has also discredited the media house.
RFI, in an article published on October 6, accused the Cameroonian FA of working with black magicians commonly known as ‘juju’ men to help them perform in Qatar.
According to RFI, a spiritualist known as Nji Ousseni confirmed that several Indomitable Lions players have visited his shrine seeking help. “As the World Cup approaches, various Indomitable Lions players are turning to witchcraft, magic, marabouts in order to destabilize their opponents. They all want to be selected or to be starters.
“Thus, for important competitions like the World Cup or the African Cup of Nations, players often use my services to invoke the gods in order to annoy the opponent,” Ousseni told RFI.
Cameroon’s preparations for the World Cup have not been entirely smooth after defeats to Uzbekistan and South Korea during the international break.
The Indomitable Lions have been drawn into World Cup Group G alongside Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia.