After several efforts to find the back of the net, a Rwandan striker discovered that a charm was placed at the opponent’s goal post which was hindering his side from finding the back of the net. In the video, the footballer was seen being chased by the goalkeeper and team members as he tried to give the charm to his team members on the sideline.
He scored just immediately after detecting and removing the charm. The Rwandan Football Federation have amended local regulations making it illegal for players to “show suspicions of witchcraft. It has decided to fine any player seen to take part in witchcraft, with a 100,000 Rwandan Francs fine equivalent to around N57,000. If a club has been involved they will lose three points and face a fine of 2.9million RWF (about N1.6m). Vedasite Kayiranga, vice president of the Rwanda FA said: “In FERWAFA (Federation of Rwanda Football Association) statutes we don’t have any law punishing the use of witchcraft because there is nowhere in the world where it has been proven that it can influence the outcome of a game. The game between Mukura Victory and Rayon Sports ended 1-1.