The Cameroon team scared of Nigerian witchcraft colloquially called ‘Juju’ were forced to lodge in another hotel to avoid any sort of spiritual attack.
According to a report exclusive to Complete Sports, Cameroon officials claimed that five-star Ibom Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resorts in the outskirts of Uyo was not an option and instead settled for the much less plush Davok Suites for Friday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
Nigeria ran out 4-0 winners and in the second leg played this evening, it was a 1-1 draw putting Nigeria in pole position to qualify for Russia 2018.
“We know Nigerians and your witchcraft but you know Cameroon’s witchcraft is also very strong,” said Jean Jacques Mouandjo of Cameroon FA FECAFOOT Communications Department when asked why the team refused Le Meridien.
“So, we decided to pick our own hotel to avoid Nigerian witchcraft. We’re not afraid, we just wanted to keep our players concentrated fully on the match.
“We also wanted to stay away from where there will be too many Nigerians distracting our players. We don’t want anything to affect our players’ focus because we want to win in Uyo.”