Ex-Nigerian international, Osaze Odemwingie, has claimed that over 70 percent of African professional footballers patronises native doctors. According to Odemwingie, these African players make use of witch doctors to boost their medical conditions and performances on the pitch.
The former West Brom striker, who last played for Nigerian at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Russia, stated this in an interview with Pulse.
The 36-year-old said:
“What did you encounter when I moved to Nigeria at the age of 17? With a football player. In training, I rolled my own two legs, I left the rolled-up roll, but in the fall I also hurt my shoulder and broke my arm. Mom was afraid to tell, so they took me to the local shamans [native doctors]. They poured hot water to relax their muscles.