The former Hearts of Oak striker in an interview with Sadick Adams on Instagram Live revealed that the use of Black magic or juju in the Ghana Premier league was getting immoderate, hence it forced him out of the country.
“I think most of the clubs I played in, the superstitious acts were too much so I said it was too difficult to continue to stay in this.
“I remember one club, when we were travelling for a match, the Team Manager intentionally left the jersey of one key player behind so that the player couldn’t play. When the coach asked why they didn’t bring the jersey, they said they had forgotten.
“Meanwhile, the CEO had already come to tell us that the said player doesn’t have luck so they don’t want him to play”, he said in an Instagram Live Video Chat with YAC Media.
Sadat continued to disclose his experiences on using juju during his time at Real Tamale United (RTU).
“Also at RTU, they’ll make us bath this concoction and spiritual water before games. Most times I wanted to refuse but if you do, they’ll accuse you of making them fail..
“In one such instance, after I bathed the spiritual water, I entered the shower and washed it off. We lost the game and they accused me of foiling the spirit because I had taken a shower. How can you say this?
“In a game against King Faisal, the team officials told us there are only three goals in the game. After the first half score was 1-1.
“During the second half, I think around the 60th minute we scored to lead 2-1. From there, the players became lax and complacent and in the end, we lost 4-2.
“I think the superstition enters the heads of some of the players too much.”
Sadat Karim now plays in Sweden for Halmstad BK. He featured for RTU, Berekum Chelsea, AshantiGold, Hearts of Oak and Inter Allies before leaving Ghana in 2013.