Thursday Nov 21, 2019. 17:58
Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Buya Turay believes that the injury that forced him to miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin was caused by a “spiritual object” set to derail his career.
Turay sat out the 1-0 loss to Benin on Sunday after complaining of leg pain, having featured in the 1-1 draw with Lesotho four days earlier.
“I had no toe injury when I played against Lesotho because no one stepped on me or kicked me,” Turay was quoted by the BBC.
“But I started feeling pain on my toe when I returned to the hotel where the team were camped the following day. The pain got worsened when we arrived at training ground, it extended to the whole foot and leg and I then decided to call some of my family members who took me to a woman native doctor.
“The native doctor told me that the cause of toe injury was because I stepped on a spiritual object in Leone Stars camp, put there for me by a person who wanted me to get elephantiasis thereby destroying my career.
“She further told me that if I had gone to the hospital for treatment or had used conventional medicine to try and heal the toe that would have ended my career.”
Turay netted 15 goals as he helped loan club Djurgarden to the Swedish league title in 2019, but has now returned to motherclub Sint Truiden in Belgium.