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Monday, 8 February 2016

Nigeria's Football Coach Flees Country Out Of Fear Of Witches

Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria's national football team coach, Sunday Oliseh, himself a former player, has fled the country to his Belgium home after accusing his "enemies" of occult manipulations on his life. His decision to temporarily relocate to Belgium was premised on his thinking that the witches after him would be unable to fly out to meet him there.

Mr Oliseh was in charge of the national football team at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) held in Rwanda which concluded yesterday. Nigeria was knocked out in the group stages of the tournament which DR Congo won. Mr Oliseh contracted a viral infection in the course of an unrelated official assignment, and during the tournament proper, he became increasingly suspicious of those around him including his backroom staff. He actually called a meeting to let them know that there were plans by witches and wizards to undermine the success of his team. He also warned those who were fond of putting their hands in their pockets before shaking hands with him not to do so again for fear that they would touch diabolic objects hidden in their pockets and pass some curse to him.

Superstitious and religious beliefs have turned this once fine footballer, the pride of Nigerian football fans all over the world, into a paranoid wreck. Two of Nigeria's footballing greats, Kanu Nwankwo and Daniel Amokachi visited prophet TB Joshua on different occasions to receive miracle healing for a heart ailment and knee injury respectively. Mr Nwankwo eventually had surgery to correct his heart defect, and went on to play for a few more years, while Mr Amokachi's illustrious career was truncated.

Nigerian players always attribute their successes to either the christian or muslim god, depending on the religion of the person in question, but most of them, like many other players from Africa are known age cheats, who lie about their ages so that they can be featured in age restricted football tournaments. Nigeria is the most successful team and current champions of the FIFA under-17 world cup competition, but this success has hardly been transferred into the senior national football team. Perhaps the witches and wizards are also to blame.

Kudos to Ese C for the link.