jujuman

jujuman

Also called a witch doctor, “obeahman,” root doctor, conjure man and leaf doctor, this is a priest and physician called upon by African tribal members and followers of religions such as vodoun, Santería and macumba. Jujumen practitioners who use their powers only for good are known as “ngangas.”
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Jujuman BIG mistake on his part but let's not get carried away, never play for the club again?
Stories abound of the unsavoury events that surrounded many matches arranged this way; stories of fisticuffs occurring when the promised cash was not forthcoming, on the excuse that low attendance had affected the take at the gate; or that the gatekeeper had run off with the cash; that the rather "partial referee" had taken the bottom off the betting pot; or that the jujuman who had been paid an exorbitant fee to ensure a victory had turned out to be a quack.
Word went round the Gold Coasters that Anthony had been given a bodua (horse-tail whisk) by a powerful Anlo jujuman and that neither he nor anybody who obeyed his commands faithfully could be harmed by enemy bullets.
And our fear was well-founded, for no one was ever sent there--a distance of 70 miles over rough roads--unless his or her illness was so serious that other less frightful, and contiguous, places had been tried first--a herbalist here, a jujuman there, or a quack doctor being the preferred early consultants.