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Sports News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020


Pastors told me I have been tied up spiritually – Daniel Agyei reveals how juju wrecked his career

Under-20 World Cup winner Daniel Agyei play videoUnder-20 World Cup winner Daniel Agyei

Under-20 World Cup winner Daniel Agyei has revealed the reason behind his surprisingly underwhelming football career.

Agyei was the man in between the sticks as Selas Tetteh-led Black Satellites conquered the world in 2009 on African soil.

With his heroics in the tournament and Olele on the wrong side of age, the path to success was well laid for then teenager to have a lasting career as Black Stars goalie.

The crown of the ‘next Black Stars goalkeeper’ was rightfully bequeathed to Agyei who was then with Liberty Professionals.

But like many others of that all-conquering squad, Agyei’s career has been the exact of opposite of what people envisaged and the former Liberty man has become somewhat a journeyman, travelling the continent in search of stability and consistency in post.

In the immediate aftermath of the World Cup, a chunk of Agyei’s teammate had breakthrough deals with clubs in Europe but his luck shone almost four years later.

The move from Liberty to South African side Free State FC was meant to herald him into an unprecedented level of success where his much-touted potential will be realized.

But his career was short-lived and less than twelve months after that move had to return home to his beloved Liberty.

After two years with Liberty he switched camp to Medeama and from that on his career has been on a downward spiral with his last club being Ethiopian side Sebeta Kenema.

In a tell it all interview with Jeffries Kwabena Sintim-Koree of Television CK, Agyei reveals spiritual battles he has encountered in his footballing career.

Agyei a firm believer in the juju phenomenon says he has been a victim of spiritual machinations by some people who saw him as a threat.

He said that some men of God told him that he has been ‘tied up spiritually’.

Watch the video below