The use of ‘Black magic‘, the African belief that certain ritual actions can help with success is common in African. This pratice includes any activities even football.
Therefore, Forest Rangers’ goalkeeper coach Charles Chileshe was accused of unsporting conduct after “sprinkling an unknown substance in goal and urinating or simulation of urinating against one of the goalposts.” This occurred ahead of Saturday’s game at Prison Leopards, a Football Association of Zambia statement said.
Chileshe was further accused of acting “in a manner that is not consistent with the values and integrity of football as espoused by FIFA, CAF and FAZ“.
As a result, the goalkeeper coach of Super League side has been sanctioned for urinating on a goalpost before a match in Zambia.
Rangers said in a statement they had taken unspecified disciplinary action against Chileshe.
But whatever Chileshe was trying to achieve did not work this time. As Leopards beat his side 2-0.
The incident follows accusations of “witchcraft” from Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic at the African Nations Championship in Cameroon. A dead bat was found on the halfway line prior to kickoff of Saturday’s tournament opener against the hosts. Zimbabwe lost 1-0 in this game.