This could already be the most bizarre story to come out of the World Cup.
A witch doctor, whose name when translated means “The Devil of Wednesday” says he has cursed Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with a hex that will rule him out of the entire World Cup.
As far back at December 14 in 2013, Nana Kwaku Bonsam, said he would help the Ghana team to move past the Group stage by bringing Ronaldo down with injury.
And now in the shadows of the start of the world’s biggest sporting event, Ronaldo is battling to prove his fitness in time for his side’s first game against Germany on June 16.
Not according to Bonsam who said he was serious about the hex, which could have resulted in Ronaldo suffering from reported tendinosis in this left knee, as well as a muscle problem in his left thigh.
“I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about, I’m working on him,” Bonsam said.
“I am very serious about it. Last week, I went around looking for four dogs and I got them to be used in manufacturing a special spirit called Kahwiri Kapam.
“I said it four months ago that I will work on Cristiano Ronaldo seriously and rule him out of the World up or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana and the best thing I can do is to keep him out though injury.
“This injury can never be cured by any medic, they can never see what is causing the injury because it is spiritual. Today, it is his knee, tomorrow it is his thigh, next day it is something else.”
Portugal will play Ghana in Group G on June 26, and it remains to be seen of the “hex” of the witch doctor keeps Ronaldo on the sidelines.