The Phobians have categorically disputed the juju claims made against them by their opponents only hours before the match in Algeria begins.
Before the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup play-offs at Bechar, Algeria on Sunday, Ghana champions Hearts of Oak have disputed all claims leveled against them by Algerian side JS Saoura.
Following the first leg last Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium, JS Sauora President Mohamed Zerouati accused the Phobians of employing demonic techniques to defeat them.
Ibrahim Salifu and Isaac Agyenim Boateng scored goals in each half to give the Phobians a 2-0 victory over a ten-man Souara.
Zerouati, on the other hand, feels his team was severely troubled before to the game since their changing room was purposefully sprayed with some dreadful stuff.
“We noted a very strong scent, really terrible aroma, when we arrived and during our first training session at the stadium where the game was held.” We were told the problem would be rectified, but on match day, we had the same issue, which is strange. In an interview with the Algerian Press, Zerouati stated.
“We don’t know what it is,” he said, “but it may be anything [like Juju] that they did to beat us in the game.”
However, claims have been made that the Phobians performed the same tactics after arriving in Algeria for the second leg.
“It has come to our attention that authorities from JS Saoura have decided to smear our well-deserved reputation. They accuse us of trading in magical and religious forces in Accra and Algeria in order to fight them,” read a statement from Hearts.
“We’d want to state unequivocally that Hearts of Oak has never done anything of the type as stated and would never do so because we are a professional club committed to maintaining our high athletic standards.”
“Well, our opponent appears to be scared of our potential and the prospect of winning today’s game, so we assume they’ve used these barbarous techniques to prepare the minds of their supporters in the most likely case that they lose.”
“Our credo drives us: Never Say Die Until the Bones are Rotten.” The statement continued, “We are Hearts of Oak, and we are focused.”