‘Juju’ does not exist in football – Ex-Hearts star Charles Taylor

Published on: 24 June 2021

Former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko midfielder Charles Taylor has dismissed claims that black magic ‘juju’ exist in football.

The perception among some Ghanaians is that some footballers uses ‘juju’ to enhance their performance.

But according to the former Black Stars player he does not believe juju plays a role in the game and has stated emphatically he never used black magic ‘juju’ to enhance his football career.

He has therefore dared anyone who thinks he supported him during his playing days in the form of juju to come out publicly.

Taylor, a member of the Hearts of Oak squad that won the 2000 CAF Champions League title insisted he was a  naturally gifted player and for that matter, did not seek the services of any deity during his hay days.

Speaking on Angel TV, he said, “Anyone who says juju persist in football does not know what he is saying but I am not saying black magic does not exist in the world. Juju is mostly used to destroy things but there isn't any juju to make things right and its only God who can make one a star”

He continued that, “As a human being if you depend on juju it won’t help you and so we should not focus on juju. During my hay days I never used juju and dare anyone to come out and challenge me” he said.

“Sometimes I feel sad when people tag me of juju during my time with Hearts of Oak. People claim Hearts gave me a ring but it null and void” he added.