• Short Summary

    England's soccer team are still struggling to try to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Munich but one man is sure he can help the side regain the world Cup - Kenyan witchdoctor Mr.

  • Description

    England's soccer team are still struggling to try to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Munich but one man is sure he can help the side regain the world Cup - Kenyan witchdoctor Mr. Shariff Abubakar Omar.

    Mr. Omar has written to England's team manager Sir Alf Ramsey. He said he was one of the leading witchdoctors in East Africa and had helped many football teams including the Kenyan and Ugandan teams to win trophies. He understood England were anxious to win back the World Cup but had heard that her chances were rather slim. He knew Europeans did not believe in African witchcraft but he was sure he could improve England chances. The fact that the team was not Muslim would not matter.

    Mr. Omar said he earned GBP6,000 by magically influencing football results last year. He uses many techniques. Sometimes he casts spells on the match ball and on an opponent goalmouth or he may impregnate a player's kit with a powerful potion of herbs, animal skins, bones and lucky charms.

    Recently he has been helping Kibera Young Rovers, his local village side near Nairobi, by showing them a magic word form the Koran, praying with them and for them and then saying the magic word then thousand times on the day of the match.

    Sir Alf told Visnews he had relied to the latter. Mr. Omar wanted the contract to last at least a year and Sir Alf said he was unable to accept the offer.

    SYNOPSIS: Kenyan witchdoctor Shariff Abubaker Omar - here helping his local football sid Kibera Young Rovers -- is ??? he can help England win the World Cup.

    Mr. Omar has written offering his services to England team manager Sir Alf Ramsey whose side are still struggling to quality for next year's finals in Munich.

    He said he was one of East Africa's leading witchdoctors and had helped the Kenyan and Ugandan national teams win trophies.

    Mr. Omar wrote that he had heard England were anxious to win but had only a slim chance. He knew Europeans did not believe in African witchcraft but he was sure he could improve England's chances. It did not even matter that the team were not muslim.

    Sometimes Mr. Omar casts spells on the match ball or the opponent's goalmouth. But England will play Poland next month without the help of spells. Sir Alf has declined the witchdoctor's offer.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7KO9UFN8S5ZBLEXWX2LJNQD1Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA7KO9UFN8S5ZBLEXWX2LJNQD1Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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