Former Super Eagles star Ifeanyi Udeze has revealed that he left a team because of ”juju.”
Udeze, who was part of Nigeria’s 2002 World Cup squad, recalled that he went to Ivory Coast for trial and performed well in his first outing.
He, however, said that on the second day, he could not play well. The defender said he noticed pains on his ankle and had to run back home.
“When I went to England, I was at Birmingham with an Ivorian player on try-outs before I eventually joined West Brom,” he told Brila FM.
“Just before training, we were chatting but I noticed he pulled out a set of talisman and tied one on the arm and the other around the waist.”
He also said: “The first ever club I played for was in Cotonou. The first day, I was spectacular in training dribbling everybody down the wing to score.
“Shocking thing was the next day I couldn’t pass the ball or even hold on to it.
“The Coach who took me there then drove me to his house where he hit my aching knee with some substance and I felt a sharp pain and something like a pin fell through it.
“I packed my stuff that day and ran back home.”