Ghana will not engage the services of controversial placenta healer Mariana Kovacevic for the 2013 Nations Cup finals.
The Serbian is renowned for her horse placenta treatment which heals injured players quicker than stipulated time.
Her methods involve electrical impulse therapy and massaging affected muscle areas with placenta fluid.
At the 2012 finals, Kovacevic helped facilitate the recovery of striker Asamoah Gyan who was hamstrung before the start of the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Gyan was due to sit out for four-weeks but the magic healer ensured the Al Ain striker returned to full-scale training at their pre-tournament camping base in South Africa.
“We have asked the medical team and they said her services would not be needed so we have no plans to contact her,” a Ghana FA source told MTNFootball.com.
Kovacevic was first engaged by the Ghana FA during the 2010 World Cup finals on the recommendation of then coach Milovan Rajevac.
The Belgrade housewife has treated Premier League stars such as Frank Lampard, Robin van Persie and Glen Johnson at her clinic.