My Muti Story: Ace Ncobo

Premiership

In this edition of the My Muti Story series, legendary referee Andile Ace Ncobo reveals how he once stumbled upon a naked muti man inside a stadium changing room.

The former referee revealed that it is common in the local game for officials to come across muti rituals when checking players' cards prior to kick-off.

"Several times there were changing rooms that had such thick smoke that one had no option but to stand outside and inspect players' cards outside one by one," Ncobo tells KickOff.

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Ncobo revealed a memorable incident when he witnessed a ritual in action.

"Yes, once naked except for the headgear and some strings around the waist, the guy was naked, with players and coaches present.

"It was not as if they were being discreet or hiding anything."

"No words are ever said! Akuthethwa eyezeni!

"Changing rooms are not subjected to the same strict entrance requirements as the field enclosure."

Questioned on whether muti could also affect referees, Ncobo insisted that 'things like that only affect those who believe in them.'"

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