Ghana finished fourth in the 2012 African Cup of Nations, which was ultimately a disappointment for the team that outlasted all other African sides in the 2010 World Cup. And now, Ghana's Serbian manager is blaming witchcraft and self-sabotage for their inability to meet expectations.
From the BBC:
Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic has revealed deep divisions within the squad, saying some players used witchcraft against their own team-mates.
The Serbian made his claim in a leaked report on the Black Stars' failure at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, where they were beaten by eventual winners Zambia in the semi-finals.
"We all need to help in changing some players' mentality about using 'black power' to destroy themselves, and also make sure we instil discipline and respect for each other," the coach said.
Former Ghana player Sarfo Gyami told the BBC that witchcraft "has always happened" but only for good luck and never against their own teammates.
Anyway, Asamoah Gyan must have been really unpopular among his teammates.
- 2012 African Cup of Nations