Register Login Scores

Walters Talks Muti Ahead Of Baroka Clash

Cape Town City will take on Absa Premiership new boys Baroka FC at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening, and their goalkeeper Shuaib Walters has opened up about muti. Do you think clubs still use it today?

Bakgaga hail from a town just outside of Polokwane in the Limpopo province, and many have wondered whether or not they are superstitious when it comes to using muti.

Walters says that he has encountered muti over the course of his career, but doesn't really expect it to be used in tomorrow evening's encounter.

"It is a bit of a tricky question," he revealed to Fan Park editor Rossella Marrai-Ricco.

"At the end of the day, you always have to know your own faith. I have always told people that I don't believe in muti, but I do believe it is around and it plays around in a few teams.

"At the end of the day, we have been given a God-given talent and we have to make use of it. I think it is all in our control, and I don't think there is any outside control besides the referees and the linesmen.

"Besides that, we can basically control the match as a team. If they (are using muti), I am not too aware if they are or if they don't use it. But, yes, I have experienced it at one or two clubs I have played at.

"Like I said, it is for you as an individual and you have to decide if you want to believe in it or not. If they do use it, I wish Baroka well, and I hope it works for them in the future and not tomorrow night."

Baroka's kit man has previously confirmed to Soccer Laduma that the club are very religious and that they only believed in one higher power. But will Walters still be tempted to check his goalposts before the game?

"No, no! I think it puts a bit of unnecessary pressure on you as a player if you see black marks or whatever around the poles," he added.

"Or if you see their kit man doing some dance. Ha, ha, ha!

"It all just puts some unnecessary pressure on me or my psychological aspect. For me, it is about getting into the zone and keeping the balls out of the net."

City will turn out in an unusual pink strip against the Ga-Mphahlele outfit in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

"I think it is good for us as a brand and as a club to show that we still care. It is not only about females. It is male and female who get cancer, breast cancer.

"I read up on it and I see it is quite a scary statistic… It is the biggest cancer amongst the whites and Asian females, and the second biggest cancer amongst the black and coloured females.

"It is important for us to show our appreciation and our support to females out there. It is for us to make other people are aware," the 34-year-old concluded.

Do you think muti is still used in the modern game?

nextarticle

Pique Reveals How He Wooed Pop Star Shakira

52 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

162 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

13 Players Who've Scored 50 Free-Kicks Or More

6 Nov 12, 2019 08:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

42 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

69 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Watch: Onyango's Howler As Sundowns' Struggles Continue

24 Nov 11, 2019 04:33 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 17, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breaking: PSL Issues Harsh Sanction On Makola

216 Nov 15, 2019 12:16 PM in PSL

Ofori Leads List Of 6 Potential Chiefs Targets?

62 Nov 15, 2019 06:15 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Starting XI: Ghana v Bafana

117 Nov 14, 2019 06:24 PM in Bafana

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad