Watch Live Matches

2014 World Cup: Portugal star Ronaldo rubbishes claim by Ghanaian witch doctor by returning to training

Published on: 08 June 2014
Ronaldo has returned to training with Portugal after recovering from injury

Cristiano Ronaldo has rubbished claims of a Ghanaian witch doctor that the Portugal superstar won't be able to play at the World Cup by returning with his side ahead of the tournament in Brazil.

Ronaldo resumed training with the Portugal squad on Saturday after recovering from leg injuries that threatened to sideline him from their World Cup opener against Germany.

Kweku Bonsam had claimed that he had jinxed Ronaldo to prevent him from playing against Ghana when the two sides meet in Group G of the World Cup this month.

The Portuguese Football Federation said in a statement on its website that the forward was joined by central midfielder Raul Meireles, who had also recovered from injury.

Ronaldo has been suffering from tendinitis and a muscle injury, both in his left leg.

Portugal plays Germany in nine days, but will also play Ireland in a friendly on Tuesday at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium before departing for Brazil.

At the World Cup, Portugal also plays the United States and Ghana in Group G.

The federation also said goalkeeper Beto was receiving treatment for an unspecified problem.


This article has 28 comment(s), give your comment
  • Reuter says:
    June 08, 2014 10:06 am
    Hahaha,u said it your dreams!!
  • Samedge says:
    June 08, 2014 09:23 am
    Ronaldo cannot be featured against Ghana. I am sayin this from a short analysis i made as follows: 1. portugal's open match is against Germany. Here, Ronaldo knowing Germany is a strong team, he will try killing himself to secure points for his country thereby making his injuries worst. ================= 2. Portugals 2nd match is against USA so if they are unable to score Germany, then they will set an eye on USA to secure 3points & there Ronaldo will be aggresively yeaning goals which will pop- up his injuries. ================= portugals 3rd match is against Ghana. From my point of view, before Ghana-Portugal encounter Ronald might already be out bcos of his first two games
  • 21guns says:
    June 08, 2014 08:15 am
    Thank god he is good enough to play, Ghana will beat Portugal with Ronaldo playing.
  • Reuter says:
    June 08, 2014 08:19 am
    Let's keep on praying for the full recovery of Chritiano Ronaldo.
  • soccer brain says:
    June 08, 2014 08:18 pm
    jeff or what ever you call yourself keep quite when big teams who know what they are about on the field are talking . plsss we do not dance and sing on the field forgetting to play soccer . and every football team have what they believe in . brazil . germany france , even liverpool intimidate visiting teams with superstition to win games , ignorant jeff shut up! and that coach is an ungrateful coach talking rubbish , where is He and his carrier he wish he could come back lol
  • Bappayaya lawan says:
    June 08, 2014 08:15 pm
    Your well came back CR7
  • High says:
    June 08, 2014 06:28 pm
    If we are able to beat USA then Germany should watch out.There are going to be surprises.
  • felix from ghana says:
    June 08, 2014 05:12 pm
    cr7 all the way if the witch doctor knows how to do something,he should let ghana win the world cup.ronaldo don't mind him.
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 08, 2014 05:13 pm
    Viva with your high STDs
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 08, 2014 05:16 pm
    Applauds wa'ti!!
  • felix from ghana says:
    June 08, 2014 05:17 pm
    ask him if cr7 is the trophy,then he should bring him to ghana.i tink he need God as his lord and personal saviour.
  • lill feezy says:
    June 08, 2014 11:26 am
    the Black stars are facin' Portugal squad & gona play them as we can ; we gona scor them not him & they are playin' with the Black stars as they all know we are the stars of Afrika & we r not eazy to play; Christiano is the world best & I love him as the icon of my club Real . by His grace he will play the game but, we gona scor them for real. god bless Ghana Black stars!!!!!!!
  • jeff says:
    June 08, 2014 11:12 am
    Hahahaahah ghanians are really jokers.This time around your juju wont work.your former coach confessed to the whole world that you all depend on juju,,,shame shame shame. VIVA SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • Edmund says:
    June 08, 2014 10:18 am
    the Blak stars on a bigger stage is a different thing all together and i personally dont think the inclusion of CR7 will make any balance in the game against Ghana.
  • Emma says:
    June 08, 2014 02:16 pm
    @ Samedge. I like your analysis. I also know Ghana will be in the second round. Our win against a terrified Klinsman-USA and a possible draw with Germany and Portugal should do the trick. Klinsman should ask the previous Egyptian coach.
  • Ronaldo fan says:
    June 08, 2014 02:15 pm
    He call himself a witch doctor and he is disturbing Ronaldo not to play at world cup if he is realy a witch he should make Ghana to win th 2014 world cup
  • JNR says:
    June 08, 2014 07:14 am
    Now every journalist who reported and gave this idiot Kweku Bonsam a recognition around the world should bow their head in shame. Like i said before, Ronald will play but Ghana will still beat them, no doubt! Kweku Bonsam and every journalist who reported on this stupid story.... Ignorance is bliss! Anyway Ghana will beat both USA and Portugal then draw against Germany therefore we will top our group, mark my words.
  • ever smile says:
    June 08, 2014 07:37 am
    ronaldo will recovery soon before world cup....... Because his almost 83 million fans want him to play world cup.......and i bet he will beat ghana with two goals ..... Both will be scored by ronaldo..... Another main thing is portugal will win all the match in its gropup stage to run for knock out play.... I love ronaldo... I will pray almost every time for his recovery
  • Joshua. A.N says:
    June 08, 2014 06:46 am
    I think, Ronaldo is not fully fit for the worldcup. It is going to be a suprise that ghana will qualify by scoring germany and usa and playing draw with portuagal. If bonsam is really the cause,then he must make the boys get to the semi finals, so Ghanaians can see he is the cause of CR7's injury.
  • Buwaguzibwa Aaron says:
    June 08, 2014 11:52 am
    dat's gud 4 portugal en da fans
  • Arindam mukherjee says:
    June 08, 2014 10:48 am
    Portugal will be at the semis!!! But brazil can beat them in the final!! And cristiano will win the golden boots for unstoppable trics& skills!!!
  • Reuter says:
    June 08, 2014 08:21 am
  • Spirit says:
    June 08, 2014 09:43 am
    The ratings given to Ghana as against Germany and Portugal is due to the performance of previous world cups. A poor squad which nearly went to the semi finals. By the time this new set of players in the Black stars squad finish silencing the world as they did in the under 20 world cup. The whole world would know what a big mistake they did to under estimate our team. Ghana plays very well when they meet so called big sides that is why I was not surprise to see a narrow win over Zambia and a massive win against Egypt. Stop wasting time over issues in the group stage and join me anticipate our triumph into the semis because we are already through in my dreams.
  • Ricchad says:
    June 08, 2014 04:17 pm
    ghana medien you are so shamefull . This story about Kwaku Bonsan what so ever he call himself is not neccessary to bring to air. we are in 22 generation. Who care about all these stories.
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 08, 2014 05:15 pm
    Kwaku Bonsam,he needs a role in the Kumawood industry .
  • Sankhadeep Guha says:
    June 08, 2014 07:22 pm
    Although i'm a brazil fan bt my fvr8 ftbllr is Cristiano Ronaldo. V d fanss alwyz wnt our bst Plyr CR7 2 ply. He'z a God gftd plyr n no witch doctor or smbdy else can spoil his wrld cup plyng drm. He wll ply n score a hattrick agnst Ghana...
  • Buckman says:
    June 08, 2014 07:49 pm
    Alright god has already taken us through the massive.
  • jon says:
    June 08, 2014 10:54 pm
    i dont want to believe the idea that, a Ghanaian witch doctor is bewitching CR7 on any ground. it is just a hullabaloo, which i treat it as junk and waste. if kwaku Bonsam have such a power, why not help Ghana to win the ultimate price and the world would know that he is the kind of person he claim to be. whether Ronaldo or not, Ghana is qualifying form the groups stages. And will continue to win the cup.