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Rwandan FA bans ‘witchcraft’ from football matches after player performs mid-game ritual!
In one of the more bizarre football stories you will hear in a long time, officials in Rwanda have moved to ban players from performing witchcraft during matches. It comes after earlier this month a player appeared to perform a mid-game ritual by one of the goalposts in a Rwandan Premier League fixture between Mukura Victory and Rayon Sports.
The player, who was Mukura striker Moussa Camara, then went on to score just seconds later which dragged his team level after they had been 1-0 down. The creepy footage has emerged online and you can see Camara performing his ‘ritual’ before scoring below:
As you can see, Camara’s antics clearly angered the Rayon Sports goalkeeper who chased the striker away from the goal. He then received a booking for it – good news for you if you had backed booking points in this match!
The move to ban witchcraft comes after fears that it could be used to gain an unfair advantage during games, which is completely absurd. The Rwandan FA announced that any player seen to take part in any sort of witchcraft whilst on the pitch will be fined 100,000 Rwandan Francs, the equivalent to £99. On top of that, if a club has been involved in this ‘magic’ then they will lose three points and be fined 2.9million RWF, or £2,890.
The main reason for the introduction of these sanctions is not due to the witchcraft itself as such, more the aftermath and players fighting. Vice-president of the Rwandan FA, Vedasite Kayiranga, 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.
“However, with the violence between players because of allegations that one team is using it, we have decided to enact laws.”
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