Cisse partakes in voodoo ritual

Published On 13/10/2015 | By Liam Chambers | Africa, Europe, Ivory Coast, Latest News, Premier League, Senegal, Top Stories

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse took part in a voodoo-style ritual after his fine form early in his Magpies career came to a halt.

The 30-year-old Senegal international is understood to have looked for help alongside friend, teammate and Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote.

“It’s one of those things you really couldn’t believe at first.” A source close to Newcastle United told Evening Chronicle.

“Papiss is very superstitious and became convinced he’d been cursed to stop scoring.”

Bournemouth’s Ivory Coast international Max Gradel, was said to have suffered a long-term injury due to a result of juju, while Emmanuel Adebayor claimed his family Togo also used the curse on him.

“Cheick is focused on training and playing football for Newcastle. Headlines like these are an unwelcome distraction for Cheick and he will not be commenting further on the matter.” Tiote’s agent, Emanuele Palladino exclaimed.

Cisse scored 13 league goals for Newcastle in 2011/12, but converted just two in 2013/14 and has a single goal to his name in six league appearances this term.

The Senegal striker was hot property when he first arrived at St James’ Park, but has since failed to impress the league’s biggest clubs, who had been interested in him at the time.




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