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Ways and Means (MT)

Michael Tsegaye/Twenty Ten

Associated features: African magicians (Text feature), Gris-gris en Afrique du Sud (French text feature), Muti or Technique? (English text), Did Juju help? (Text feature) and African magic and football

Location: Accra, Ghana

Juju men! Players throughout Africa consult these traditional healers, known elsewhere on the continent as muti men. Many players believe in the power of spirits to influence their destiny, others go along to build their confidence. These rituals are part of a tradition developed over many generations. Ethiopian photographer Michael Tsegaye followed a Ghanaian Juju man, Gbeko Agnhenuh Ajeoda ahead of the Ghana-Sudan 2010 World Cup Qualifying match. This is his account.

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