Emenike Fires Blank In 5-0 Win

Emenike Fires Blank In 5-0 Win

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike failed to score for Fenerbache who pummeled a Turkish fourth division side Bayburt Genclikspor 5-0 in Tuesday night’s Ziraat Turkish Cup game at the Sükrü Saracoglu stadium. The Istanbul giants needed a point to qualify and a win to guarantee their place at the top of the group and Ismail Kartal’s side gave themselves a lift when Pierre Webo gave the Yellow Canaries the lead in the 18th minute.

Ramazan Civelek doubled their lead three minutes later before Mehmet Topal added the third in the 34th minute. In the second half Pierre Webo scored a brace to guarantee Fenerbache’s place at the top of the group.


Emenike who ended his three month goal drought at the weekend was replaced in the 67th minute by Savas Polat. He has scored three goals in 15 Super Lig appearances.

Prior to last weekend’s breaking of his drought,the Nigeria international reportedly underwent a Turkish shamanic ritual to lift a curse that he believed had been placed on him.

Emenike was reported by Turkish newspaper,Milliyet to have complained that his energy is out of sync after being cursed in Nigeria and that it has had a detrimental effect on his performances on the field.

“My energy is not right, something is wrong, I just need a goal to get back to form,” Emenike was quoted as saying by Milliyet.

The 27-year-old striker underwent a ritual called ‘Kursun Dökme’ which is carried out when it is believes that evil eye is upon you. The evil eye is the name for a curse or sickness transmitted by someone who is envious, jealous or wishes harm on someone.

The evil eye belief is that a person can harm you and your property by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware.

There are a number of precautions that can be taken to prevent evil eye. The blue Nazar Boncuk popular across Turkey is an amulet believed to protect against the evil eye. The practice of using a crystal blue eye dates back to Central Asia, during the ages of the shamanic Tengrism era.

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