A former Kaizer Chiefs star reveals that he experienced the highest muthi practice at the club than at any other team in his entire PSL career.
Burundian defender Valery Nahayo spent three years at Chiefs between 2008 and 2011 after arriving from Jomo Cosmos, getting to have first-hand experience of what happens in Naturena.
He then also had a brief spell with Mpumalanga Black Aces after returning from Belgium.
"I always tell people, but they don’t believe that Kaizer Chiefs uses muthi more than Jomo Cosmos," he discloses to KickOff.com.
"All our white jerseys at Chiefs were brown because of muthi. The jersey would be put in things that we don’t know and when we go there the jersey is brown, yet it is white. In the derby it was even worse. You don’t feel dizzy, but you have that thing inside you asking you why you should play.
"You feel like the game is over when it hasn’t even started. You feel like I shouldn’t be playing and at that time you are in the starting line-up. This was all because of muthi. Some players came with bibles wanting to be seen to be believing in God but that doesn’t make you an angel when you are using too much muthi.
"I once told one teammate that I trusted who was my roommate that I am feeling like the game must just finish now so that I go home because I don’t feel like playing. I felt like I was tired and tied by something. He told me that he was feeling the same. This was before a game. When I was at Cosmos, I never felt that way. At Cosmos people were just intimidated by that in our dressing room there was too much smoke.
"But at Chiefs at times they would take our boots before games so that they put whatever they put but since players had three to four pairs of boots they would give the muthi man the wrong pair and it would come back with some powder. In the game you must use a different one because if you use the one that they put powder in then it will feel heavy. That is the reality," exposes Nahayo.
Through his time with Amakhosi the towering defender won the Telkom Knockout twice and MTN8 once.
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