Superstition in Africa cannot be overemphasized, it’s a phenomena which permeates across all facets of life on the continent – which football is not excluded.
The football-crazy West African nation of Ghana is not immune to this and at the Nana Agyemang Badu I park, superstition manifested in grand style between Aduana Stars and Asante Kotoko on match day eleven of the country’s top-flight.
According to various reports gathered from Dormaa, Aduana Stars defender Farouk Mohammed and Kotoko midfielder Martin Antwi are on the bench with both players waiting for the other to steps on the pitch first.
Forcing both teams to play with ten men with both coaches Maxwell Konadu of Asante Kotoko and W. O. Tandoh of Aduana have not shown much concern about the strange scenario.
Both teams managed to play the entire first half of the game with ten men, eventually all eleven men will step on the field for both sides in the second stanza of the game.
According to speculations, the team that steps onto the field with eleven men is bound to lose.
Aduana lost last Sunday and are after a swift redemption in this afternoon’s game whiles Asante Kotoko were held to a scoreless stalemate against Ashgold in their previous game.