My Muti Story: Hilton Jordaan


In this week's edition of My Muti Story, former defender Hilton Jordaan reveals how Orlando Pirates allegedly sent two pigeons to spy on Jomo Cosmos.

The former Jomo Cosmos skipper and defensive lynchpin were still at Ezenkosi when he realised for the first time in his career that Muti does indeed work in football.

"You know what, I had a lot of fun with it hey," Jordaan tells KickOff.

"I can remember the one time when we trained at Houghton Park, out in Primrose.

"I think we were playing Pirates in the first game of the 1999/2000 season where we beat them 4-1. Nkosinathi Nhleko scored all four goals that night with us beating them at FNB Stadium I think.

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"We were training on a Tuesday morning and there were these two pigeons on the field flying up and down.

"Then the next day on Wednesday, we go back to training, and when I get there, there's nobody on the field.

"I'm thinking to myself, what's going on now? I go to the change room asking myself what's going on, has someone perhaps died.

"So I got to the changeroom and everything is dark, there's a man sitting there, there's a bath there, there's like those steel tubs you put your beers in, everyone was in the change room.

"So the Nyanga starts talking, 'Wara wara wara!' Then he says, 'When you guys were training yesterday there were those pigeons'.

"So he carries on and he smiles and he carries on doing his inyanga stuff, and the next thing he says 'Those pigeons they were sent from Pirates.

“They were sent here to come and spy on you and to come cause injuries. So you need to bath now, take off your clothes.'

"I was the first one to go in I think, and then he said 'You guys are going to win the game on Friday night'.

"We went to camp on a Thursday night and we ended up winning that game 4-1.

"I will never forget that seriously I will never ever forget that. Muti worked in that game.

“As Pirates didn't see anything in that game hey."

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