Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila has hit back at a spiritualist who made an astonishing claim that the Kuwait-based player was responsible for the injury suffered by his Black Stars team-mate Jerry Akaminko ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Mallam Issaku Salia claims the Al Qadsia defender has failed to honour his part of the deal in sidelining Akaminko ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and his assistance in gaining a position in the Black Stars squad ahead of the tournament.
The spiritualist publicly branded the former Asante Kotoko defender a bad player who uses spirituality to afflict his colleagues with injuries even though there is no evidence of other players competing him Sumaila getting injured in their careers apart from Akaminko.
But the talented defender has denied the allegations saying the spiritualist is only using his name to be famous.
“Wallahi; I don’t even know him. I just heard the news this morning, I am a staunch Muslim and I don’t engage in that, I am shocked because I don’t know what he is talking about,
How would I even want to do that when we were only four defenders in the team?
I believe in my prayer as my weapon and I pray five times a day.
So What At All Will I Be Seeking From A Spiritualist?”
Rashid told GHANAsoccernet.com
Well! Former Black Stars striker Augustine Arhinful has bark Rashid who is also claiming he have been advised by many respectable people to clear his name and take legal action against the jujuman and the journalist who gave him the platform to make such damaging comments.
Arhinful who was happy Jerry Akaminko himself has rubbished the matter and support Sumaila into clearing his name said
“We are Africans and this thing will leave with us forever. Rashid must clear his name by taking the two to court for defamation to protect his image, He should take legal action”.
However Rashid Sumaila has maintain not even know the said jujuman but say since the jujuman claims he was behind Jerry’s injury, he must prove where and when they met for those negotiations and If he wants to be famous, then he should prepare to be famous with the law.”
Adding that the sports journalist who interviewed the supposed jujuman will not be left out of the law suit and he have asked his family to fish out the sports journalist and the identity of the said juju man and take them to court..