“Every team is stronger with Ronaldo,” Portugal’s coach Bento said of his recuperating captain; and a Ghanaian witch doctor who believes every word of it claims to have “provoked” the Portugal star to be spiritually wounded before the World Cup to prevent him from facing the Black Stars.
The two-time Ballon d’Or winner is suffering from tendonitis and is set to miss out on his country’s pre-World Cup friendlies against Mexico and Ireland.
Ghanaian Nana Kwaku Bonsam has claimed responsibility for CR7’s plight, which he claims is “spiritual”.
“I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about, I’m working on him,” Bonsam told Ghanaian radio station Angel FM.
“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 and rule him out of the World Cup or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana and the best thing I can do is to keep him out through injury.
The witch doctor added that Ronaldo’s injury can never be cured by any medic.
“They can never see what is causing the injury because it is spiritual,” he said. “Today, it is his knee, tomorrow it is thigh, next day it is something else.”
Ghana play Portugal on June 26 in Brasilia in their final match of Group G, which also has Germany and USA.