Zimbabwe local supporters in Harare have accused Ugandan supporters for deploying spirits and using mysterious forces in the game of football held in Cairo, recently.
The rumor mongers in Harare allege that a powerful spirit stood on Ugandan goal post and stopped the ball from crossing the line. The rumor mongers add that, the spirit picked the ball, handed it to Onyango and gently said ,” Tulinawe” before vanishing in thin air.
” Our striker shot on the goal post. A ugandan spirit in form of an old woman stopped the ball and handed it to their goalkeeper, ” a Zimbabwe supporter was heard telling friends in Harare.
These claims have come amidst wild allegations that Uganda cranes met an old man with a hut who handed them powerful supernatural spirits to stop opponents scoring goals and help them to score.
The Zimbabwe supporters allege that, when their strikers attempted to score a second goal, the Ugandan powerful spirit reduced the size of the goal post forcing the ball to hit the cross bar.
“How come we got a similar chance like their so called striker Okwii? Ours hit the goal post and Okwii scored. The level of witchcraft by Ugandan supporters is alarming. This matter must be investigated,” the Zimbabwe supporter complained.
We have also learnt that, Zimbabwe supporters consulted their powerful witchdoctors who revealed to them that, Uganda’s goal against Congo and Zimbabwe was scored by a spirit and not a human being.
” It was a spirit in form of a human being who sneaked into the field. None of our defenders saw him. Even our goalkeeper later saw the net shaking and heard the referee’s whistle. How? They ( Ugandan) should have warned us about their intentions to score. They never did it.” a furious Zimbabwe supporter said.
Although there have been several prayers by Ugandans appealing to the gods to protect the Uganda cranes against Zimbabwe, Ugandan supporters have not either denied or confirmed the presence of a powerful spirt to deny Zimbabwe a win. Its alleged everyday Ugandans pray and request for success in their football matches.
Even then, a Ugandan blogger popularly called TVO refuted allegations of use of spirits to protect uganda cranes. In a recent post on facebook, TVO clarified that, Uganda cranes win was not attributed to either spirits or presence of certain trees in peoples homes but fitness and dedicated training.
Even then, Ugandan supporters watching the said match in Cairo have denied Zimbabwe allegations.
” We were simply waving the Ugandan flag and singing the national anthem. All of a sudden the ball stopped and Onyango picked it. Everyone saw it. Where did you get these wild allegations?” A ugandan supporter who attended the match in Cairo said.
The Ugandan supporters insist that the goal against Zimbabwe was scored by a young man called Okwii and not by a spirit as alleged.
Even then, Experts who are knowledgeable on African spirits are still puzzled how Zimbabwe ball stopped on the goal post line, danced a bit and waited for Onyango to pick it.
” How do you explain it? The Zimbabwe striker kicked the ball passed Onyango. He even begun to celebrate. Then, the ball refused to cross the line. It danced a bit and waited for Onyango to pick. How?” A witchcraft analyst with over 20 years experience in consulting African spirits wondered.
Incidences of balls dancing on line are rare. The last time a ball danced on the line was in 2002 in a match between Senegal and France. But the ball eventually crossed the goal post line. Segenal won one zero.
Its not yet clear whether Zimbabwe supporters will lodge a formal complain requesting African cup of nations organizers to explain why their ball failed to cross the line. Onyango who was the first man to get in contact with the dancing ball has not also come out to explain if he was ‘ handed’ the ball by the alleged spirit.
The African nations cup organizers have also not yet come out explain this mysterious dancing ball on Uganda’s goal post.
However experts in balls have stated that a ball can dance on line depending on different forces acting on it. They however declined to confirm or deny whether spirits can stop balls from crossing goal post lines.
By Abirice Will