Firebrand Ghanaian spiritualist Kwaku Bonsam says he is responsible for Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury. This news comes barely days leading up to the World Cup in Brazil. Bonsam says his aim is to prevent the Real Madrid striker from playing against Ghana in the group stages, and possibly beyond that.
News broke last week of Ronaldo’s ailment, triggering a hushed celebration from Ghanaian soccer fans who secretly dread the national team playing the Portuguese team with Ronaldo in striking position.
A statement issued by the Portuguese FA on Wednesday, confirmed that the 2008 FIFA Player of The Year was diagnosed with tendonitis in his left kneecap area, and is also nursing a muscle problem in his left thigh. Tendonitis is an inflammation, irritation and swelling of tendons, and even though this is quite a common condition with athletes, Kwaku Bonsam claims he is responsible for that condition, and that no doctor can cure it until Ghana is clear from Ronaldo’s reach.
“I said it four months ago, that I will work on Cristiano Ronaldo seriously and rule him out of the World Cup, or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana, and the best thing I can do is to keep him out through injury." he said on the Ghana-based Angel FM in Kumasi.
"I am very serious about it. Last week, I went around looking for four dogs and I got them to be used in manufacturing a special spirit called ‘Kahwiri Kapam’"he added.
“This injury can never be cured by any medic, they can never see what is causing the injury, because it is spiritual. Today, it is his knee, tomorrow it is his thigh, next day, and it is something else.”
Kwaku Bonsam paid a visit to SaharaTV some months ago while visiting New York. In that interview he claimed that some Pastors paid him visits at his shrine to seek spiritual help.
Ronaldo missed the 0-0 game with Greece over the weekend, and is also likely to miss Portugal’s World Cup warm-up matches against Mexico, and Ireland. It is however not clear if he will recuperate early on time for the World Cup.
Ghana plays Portugal on June 26 in Brasilia, in their final Group G match. Group G comprises Germany, USA, Portugal and Ghana.