Adam Kwarasey reacts to claims that Juju was used on him during his tenure with the Black Stars

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Former Black Stars shot-stopper Adam Kwarasey has opened up on claims that a teammate, reported to be Fatau Dauda used Juju on him during his time with the Black Stars.

Kwarasey, who was born in Norway and represented Norway at youth level switched allegiance to play for Ghana in 2011 but endured a torrid time with the Black Stars, especially at the 2014 World Cup.

The 32-year-old went into the 2014 FIFA World Cup as Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper, he started in post in Ghana’s first game against USA, but two calamitous mistakes in that game which Ghana eventually lost 2-1, led to Kwarasey losing his place to Fatau Dauda. 

The situation, Kwarasey’s inconsistencies and the spate of injuries he suffered immediately after the World Cup led to allegations that he was a victim of Black Magic from his competitors. 

Despite the claims, Kwarasey in an exclusive interview with Citi FM stated that he does not believe in such things and does not think bad about his teammates.

“I have no idea, and I don’t believe or want to accuse anybody of such things,” Kwarasey told Citi FM.

“I don’t wish or think about bad things for other people, especially not if we are trying to reach the same goal. It’s selfish.

“If you play the same position as the best player in your team, do you harm him because you want to play? You harm your team and you give your team less chance of winning.

“I really hope that I wasn’t part of a team where these things were going on because then you can’t call it a team.

“I might be naive but for me, it is not an option to harm my teammate for me to shine.”

Kwarasey continued: “Bring together a team that has a common goal and get the best out of each other.

“Not a group that has individual objects that they are chasing and thinking about the national team as a way to pave way for their own careers.

“That will come as a result of being part of a team with success anyway.

“If Ghana has success, players from Ghana will automatically be more attractive anyways.”

Kwarasey, who currently plays for Valerenga made 27 appearances for Ghana, including at the World Cup in 2014. He conceded 18 goals and kept 7 clean sheets.

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