Yes, you read the headline correctly. A witch doctor from Ghana is claiming responsibility for Cristiano Ronaldo's knee injury, which has put the Portugal star's fitness in question for the 2014 World Cup.
Witch doctor Nana Kwaku Bonsam first talked of conjuring a Ronaldo World Cup injury a few months back, per Sportive23. With Ghana set to face Ronaldo's Portugal in Group G, Bonsam was hoping he could keep the reigning Ballon d'Or winner from having an influence.
I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about, I’m working on him.
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 Cup or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana and the best thing I can do is to keep him out though injury.
Many see Ronaldo as Portugal's sole hope of progressing from Group G, the so-called "Group of Death," which also features Germany and Team USA.
The Real Madrid star almost single-handedly claimed Portugal's spot at the World Cup with a virtuoso display in their play-off tie against Sweden. The thought of him missing the tournament would be too much for Portuguese fans to bear.
We laugh about that Ronaldo witch doctor now, but if CR7 misses a large portion of the world cup, they'll be the 'Paul the Octopus' of 2014— Sam Hardy (@CascadiaGuy) June 4, 2014
Bonsam believes there is no way for Ronaldo to regain full fitness.
"This 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 his thigh, next day it is something else."