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Ghana ditch Horse-Placenta healer for 2013 AFCON

Ghana ditch Horse-Placenta healer for 2013 AFCON

Mariana Kovacevic will not be with the Black Stars at the 2013 AFCON

By Ameenu Shardow

Mariana Kovacevic will not be part of the Ghana delegation at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.

The Serbian traditional healer has been part of the Black Stars set up for recent tournaments as an auxiliary medical staff.

Koavcevic is renowned for her specialized horse placenta treatement which accelerates the recovery of injured athletes.

She was first brought on board for the 2010 World Cup after being introduced by ex Ghana coach and compatriot Milovan Rajevac.

It was based on her excellent works in South Africa – notably for getting influential Kevin-Prince Boateng fit for matches after suffering several knocks – that she was again contracted for the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Kovacevic remarkably got Asamoah Gyan fit for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations after a four-hour session when the Al Ain striker was originally ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury.

She has also been credited for the accelerated recovery of Yossi Benayoun, Nigel De Jong, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Robin Van Persie in the past.

The Black Stars’ medical team led by Dr. Adam Baba have however decided the Serb’s services will not be required for the 2013 AFCON which kicks off on January 19.

Ghana is drawn in Group B which will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo.

The Black Stars open their bid to end a 31-year wait for an African title against the Congolese on January 20 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Rasheed says:

    DR.Adam Baba or whatever you call yourself,if you let us down in South Africa,you will be flogged at bukom square.

  2. SANTROFI ANOMAA says:

    WE SHOULD NOT THINK OF COST AND FACE DANGERS MIDWAY, IF SHE DID HELP HEAL THE PLAYERS SHE SHOULD BE ACCEPTED BACK AS HAD I KNOW IS ALWAYS AT LAST, DR.BABA ADAM DON’T LET’S DOWN.

  3. Ghanaman says:

    Why why why why…eehh! GFA stop dis folly.

  4. NANA YAW says:

    DR. ADAM BABA, WE HATE NONSENSE, WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE GFA WENT FOR THE SERBIAN TRADITIONAL HEALER? BE CAREFUL.

  5. MUSAH FIFA says:

    this is nonsense, what are they thinking? that we have no injured player now so we don´t her,to them the GFA what are they doing when Ghana is paying them their salaries? and for you Mr Baba you want to bring in your brother for that job? K Nyantakyi wake up before they destroy your job.

  6. Johna Phillips says:

    My Ghana friends stop that nonsense of black magic!! It will take you nowhere. Learn fron the 2012 AFCON. With your black magic,you only went as far as semi final. Please bekieve only your GOD if you want good results not sangomas……

  7. david says:

    what is the problem with ghana football self, why placenta healer for ghana to win afcon 2013 in s.afica ? what shame we should stop beliving in stupid thing

  8. Fiifa 1 says:

    Johna Phillips, and david you both are very stupid people, do you really understand what traditional placenta healer means? its both of you who are very stupid that you attribute everything to JUJU did they said he help the injured players to get back to fitness earlier or do they said she influences match result. Be civilized and stop this foolish attitude. Don’t we as African’s uses traditional herbs for certain kinds of diseases and injuries?

  9. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    IF SHE WAS THAT GOOD, WOULDNT SHE BE WORKING FOR REAL MADRID, MAN U OR EVEN THE NATIONAL TEAM OF SERBIA? GH WULDNT BE ABLE TO AFFORD HER SERVICES….HOT WATER, ACHEAMPONG LEAVES N KOTO IS WAT WE NEED….