Retired Ghanaian footballer and former Accra Hearts of Oak attacker, Bernard Don Bortey, has broken silence on rumors about using black magic otherwise known as juju during his football playing days.
Don Bortey who was the star player for Accra Hearts of Oak in the early 2000s said he was born into a family of footballers hence his skills on the football pitch was natural.
In an interview with Ultimate Sports Show on Asempa FM, Don Bortey intimated that people accused him of using juju in football after he was seen with a white mouse.
“That white mouse was given to me as a gift by one player called Shepherd. That guy used to cover his lamp with the Ghana flag anytime he played because he was a herdsman and loved animals.
“He told me about the white mouse that one white man gave to him but when I heard about it, I was astonished since I hadn’t come across one before. He promised to show it to me but when he brought it, he gifted it to me,’’ he narrated.
Don Bortey revealed he couldn’t keep the animal for even two days as it died before the next morning as a result of heat in his car.
“I don’t understand why in our part of the world, it’s like that. When Messi and Maradona scored goals with their hands, people tagged them as exceptional players but Don Bortey does same and it is attributed to Juju,” he lamented.