Former Super Eagles’ striker, Osaze Odemwingie, has explained how he received treatment from a herbalist, many years ago, when he was injured.
The Russian-born 37-year-old footballer said: ”I had a fall in training, I also hurt my shoulder and broke my arm. I was afraid to tell my mom so they took me to the local juju man.
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They poured hot water to relax the muscles. Somehow they returned the hand to the place, while I yelled, they twisted some small sticks. There was a rite with a chicken.”
In the interview with championat.com, Odemwingie revealed that most African players believe in juju treatment than going to see doctors, when injured. ”At least 70% of players believe in it. They think that some kind of salve will save them,” he added.