Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Headlines

Sangoma offers Bafana ‘free service’

BAFANA-BAFANAJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 22 – As South Africa coach Gordon Igesund seeks to reinvigorate his team after a dismal Africa Cup of Nations curtain-raiser, he has received an offer of help from an unlikely source — a herbalist.

Reuben Matewu, from the Eastern Cape province, is confident he can come to the rescue of Bafana Bafana (The Boys) after Saturday’s lacklustre goalless draw against Cape Verde in Soweto.

That has left the 2013 hosts facing a stiff task to extricate themselves from Group A with matches against Angola and former champions Morocco coming up.

“I can help Bafana Bafana for free if they want and I will do that for the first three matches,” Matewu told a regional radio station, The Star newspaper reported Monday.

“I’m not like those people who use bad muti (traditional medicine), I will only use herbs which are easily available here in South Africa.”

Matewu says he will start charging for his services only “when” South Africa qualify for the knockout stages.

“Thereafter, I will charge them as they would have started winning,” he explained confidently.

His offer is being taken seriously by misfiring South Africa.

“Let the man speak to me and we’ll see what we can do after that,” Mwelo Nonkonyana, vice-president of the South African Football Association (Safa), told The Star.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“We always welcome whatever help we can get to ensure Bafana Bafana do well,” he added.

Matewu’s approach is in welcome contrast to another healer’s threat to use his expertise to prevent the national side from winning.

Sibonelo Madela, a traditional healer from Ulundi in kwaZulu-Natal province, claims he is owed 90,000 rand ($10,128/7,613 euros) by Safa for helping the team during the 2010 World Cup.

According to the paper, Madela says the team’s 2-1 win first round win over France was down to him.

South Africa face Angola Wednesday and Morocco Sunday, both games being played in Durban.

With Saturday’s game between Angola and Morocco also ending goalless, there is all to play for in Group A with the first two teams progressing to the quarter-finals.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. winifred-ann watson

    January 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I hope he is not the same guy with the rabbit from marikana.

    • Winston En Ria Worthington

      January 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Take out the source of evil first. But what can you expect if the SAPS members are paranoid of witch- doctor’s spells, curses, ad nauseum? When the American troops went to Vietnam, the Bhuddist priests were standing at landing places speaking curses over the Americans.

  2. Winston En Ria Worthington

    January 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Yikes!!!. And they try to convince the public that pornography is banned/ censored. Service???

  3. Luke Arthur

    July 8, 2014 at 12:47 am

    If you ever need to record any of the great music from Vevo or music videos that are on YouTube, you need to give Replay Media Catcher a try. This program will record any YouTube video in seconds! A 5 minute video will be recorded in about 15 seconds and the recording is perfect! This is a great way to start or add to your personal music library.

    You can try Replay Media Catcher FREE. The free demo is fully functional so that you can try all of the features. You can capture 100% length of all YouTube videos, and 50% length of everything else. Give it a try today!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2022 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved