- CHAN action has returned in Cameroon as the biennial competition is allowed to continue
- Hosts Cameroon defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 on Sunday afternoon, January 17
- Zimbabwean manager Logarusic claims the hosts are engaged in witchcraft after he saw a dead bat
As the African Nations Championships (CHAN) begin in Cameroon, coach of the Zimbabwean side Zdravko Logarusic has alleged that the host nation are engaged in witchcraft.
The manager found a dead bat on the pitch just before the start of the game as his side eventually lost the encounter 1-0.
A photograph via GOAL showed the Croatian tactician as he knelt right beside the carcass of the bat which was right on the centre spot of the half-way line.
Logarusic was seen with a piece of paper with which ‘Witchcraft in Cameroon’ was written on it.
Maybe as a co-incidence or not, Zimbabwe couldn’t find answers to their opponents questions as they lost the encounter 1-0 at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in front of Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
A 72nd minute finish by Salomo Banga was enough to hand the West African nation all three points .
But despite accusing Cameroon of witchcraft before kick-off, Logarusic was upbeat at the final whistle.
The Zimbabwe gaffer told Caf via SunSport:
“We will try our best to see how things go.
“We have tried our best as the technical team to give most players in the top flight a chance to prove themselves.
“We will certainly try our best. We need to improve in every area of the game and hopefully we will be in better shape as a team.
“The players haven’t played football for eight, nine months and every aspect of their game needs to be improved.”
Nigeria’s Super Eagles failed to qualify for the tournament despite their 2-0 win over Hawks of Togo in on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Agege Stadium as it ended 3-4 on aggregate.
Sikiru Alimi netted twice in each half of the game, opening scores in the 9th before adding the second two minutes after the hour mark, but his goals could not send Nigeria through the biennial championship.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Mohamed Abarhoun, a former Moroccan international, has died from stomach cancer at the age of 31.
He was diagnosed in February while playing for Turkish Super League side Caykur Rizespor. Abarhoun had a seven-year spell with Moroccan side Moghreb Tetouan, winning two league titles in the process.
He joined Portuguese side Moreirense in the Premiera Liga and made move to Rizespor in 2019. He was part of the squad that helped his nation qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London and made two appearances in the tournament.
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