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2014 World Cup: Jerry Akaminko's sister hits out: My brother's injury is not spiritual

Published on: 03 June 2014
Jerry Akaminko will not be at the 2014 World Cup due to injury

By Ameenu Shardow

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Sister of Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko, Fanny, has dismissed suggestions her brother’s injury was caused by spiritual machinations of his detractors.

The Turkish-based defender suffered an ankle injury which ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup in the friendly defeat to the Netherlands over the weekend.

Akaminko has worked extremely hard all-season-long at Ekisehirspor to earn a return to the Black Stars team after an extensive snub after the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 26-year-old is set to undergo surgery in New York and will be on the sidelines for at least three months.

Rumours has it the ex Heart of Lions defender’s injury was as a result of spiritual machinations of his ex agent whom he refused to show gratitude to after his big money move to Ekisehirspor.

But the sister of the Turkish-based defender refuses to give in to these claims of spiritual machinations against his brother.

“I don’t believe anyone had worked on him [by using black magic (juju)],” Fanny told Accra-based Asempa FM.

“My brother is highly fortified spiritually. He has been visiting the church constantly since his return from Turkey and before he joined the Black Stars camp.

“So I only believe he got injured and that was it. I don’t want to buy into suggestions that someone has worked against him in that regard.”


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  • pl says:
    June 03, 2014 02:23 pm
    A LETTER FOR AIESHA Salaam Alaikum, I received your letter to me, This is my Response to You. Don't ever Open your Mouth to Talk about My Father's house/Land at N.Kanashie Again. Infact I don't want to see you at that Land at all. If you talk about that place or come there again I will call my friends from Ghana Police to Lock You up. Go and Fight for your Dead Father's Land or your Family house in Fadama. You live at my dad's house for so many years and didn't pay no Rent and now you are talking Nonsense. This is your 1st Warning and Last Warning. Infact the Land at Santa Maria where you are Living now Belong to My Father also, if you don't take care We will come and Take it from you also, Nonsense. You are Playing with Fire Writing me that Stupid Letter with Atta Odenkey. I'm going to order the gate to be Locked again and if You are Brave come and Stop them....Foolish. Written by Abdur-Rahiym Kofi-Nikoi Neequaye. (5/29/2014)
  • CAP'N PLANET says:
    June 03, 2014 11:41 pm
    I remember a few years back,whilst on vacation in Ghana.There was this kid whose parents lived next house to my mom's,who was having a seizure.The little boy was thrashing around,banging the head,whilst family members looked unconcerned as the boy foamed and all distanced themselves. . As l rushed to the boys aid,his own family were screaming,"burger,don't touch him! You gonna get the sickness!"Ignoring them,l pegged the boy,so he could roll between my legs,till the fit subsided.I asked the mom to give him a shower,and she refused.l got a bucket of water and washed him down and gave him a pill of Advil. . I read the scene.Everyone was starring at the grandma;our usual belief that she had a hand in the boy's sickness.Having lived in ltaly,it's one of the commonest conditions amongst them and they launched an educative program to enlighten the public.l lectured the parents on the sickness and to always make sure he did not hit his head as that was of a major concern. . They followed my advise and the seizures subsided in its frequency.Guess what,whenever l used a glass,my mom will secretly break to thrash it.She still did not believe in my brain waves story.And she was educated!But the cultural beliefs won't let go of her. . Thanks Fanny,for not believing an innocent in the family was behind it.I call him,Jerry Lastman Standing and he will arise from the ashes and be even better.Courage,Jerry!Courage Fanny,you are not alone.
  • spellBOUND says:
    June 03, 2014 02:47 pm
    wow, ghanians and their juju talk.... IGNORANCE in the most highest order... why do we not hear such talk coming from montilivo or falcao's injury???? we're in the 21st century idiots, its time to join us... Fanny, please don't bother yourself with these 17 century fools..
  • Okuno says:
    June 03, 2014 03:16 pm
    Ghanans pliz stop this juju shit,it's the reason you can't win cup.
  • Kobe Jones says:
    June 03, 2014 03:00 pm
    For the first time someone has spoken sense....
  • harry says:
    June 03, 2014 03:12 pm
    SpellBOUND has always spoken sense.You just need to be sensible to get the sense he speaks.
  • Benito says:
    June 03, 2014 03:14 pm
    Please spare us this crap,this is backward African mentality.....we re leaving in the information age,don't stay in the dark!!
  • ataa nmai says:
    June 03, 2014 03:53 pm
    African daftness. Spiritual my a$$. Honestly I give up. We are soooo backward which vexes me. Its not funny anymore. When other countries advance we follow "prophets" like TB Joshua for fortification! Even our leaders who should know better are at it. STUPID and SAD!
  • KS says:
    June 03, 2014 03:55 pm
    He got injured and we all saw it on TV. There was no ghost pushing him to fall. Please dont brainwash yourself in this mental slavery. Its part of playing any sports. Coby Bryant got injured playing basketball, hell, I fractured a finger when i fell playing backyard soccer. Was it my grandmother in Ghana who was jujuing me? heck no. please leave the brother alone to heal and to come back stronger.
  • KS says:
    June 03, 2014 04:02 pm
    Its amazing how people dont see that TB Joshua is a fake and has nothing to do with God. But these things must happen to fulfill scriptures. Money and power drunk false prophets. Thank God I can see and not blind. I just hope Akaminko wont fall into believing he is being worked on by some agent or someone. He should believe the truth. He unfortunately got injured which we all know could happen to anyone.
  • Ghanaba says:
    June 03, 2014 04:25 pm
    Ow Ghanaians, always trying to blame someone for any misfortune. So who caused it this time? Dauda (just a joke)? Wondering who would be blamed should a juju man get injured. Wake up Ghanaians!
  • fumba kaba says:
    June 03, 2014 10:36 pm
    It is a sad moment for Africa in general to hear that Jerry will not be part of the black star team making it to the wc in Brazil. I say, take courage and I wish u a speedy recovery. God is with u.