Olympiacos striker, Brown Ideye, has admitted that Nigerian players seek the assistance of herbalists in order to make it as footballers.
According to mirror.co.uk, Ideye said: “I know players who get involved with the juju men and they can’t get out. It’s a trap. They might get short-term benefits, but in the long run they pay for it. Juju men have a lot of influence.
“These are men who are just trying to make themselves rich and tell you they can make your life perfect.
“If things like that worked then instead of Messi and Ronaldo winning world player of the year it should be some African players.
“I would advise players not to follow this route but it’s their choice, I can’t stop them.”
In a report by the Sun, top Premier League players are using black magic to try and improve their games.
It claims the superstitious stars are paying thousands of pounds to witchdoctors in a bid to find another level.
The players are visiting Juju men in West Africa, where they are shown how to conduct bizarre rituals that are also said to break the curse of injury.
Emmanuel Adebayor claimed earlier this year that his mum used black magic to ruin his form in front of goal for Spurs.