A historic victory turned sour for Jwaneng Galaxy, the Botswana football club, as their head coach, Morena Ramoreboli, walked out of a press conference following accusations of black magic influencing their stunning 1-0 win against Wydad Casablanca in a CAF Champions League Group B clash.
The match witnessed Galaxy forward Thabang Sesinyi capitalizing on a defensive error by Wydad AC, securing a decisive goal in the 33rd minute for an unexpected triumph.
However, the post-match discourse took an unexpected turn when a Moroccan journalist suggested that Galaxy’s success was attributed to black magic.
Allegations arose after Galaxy players were observed gathering around the corner flag, where one player was seen pouring liquid from a water bottle onto the ground.
The journalist insinuated that the team’s victory was not a result of tactical prowess and coaching expertise but rather associated with supernatural elements.
Coach Ramoreboli vehemently denied these claims, asserting that the players were merely warming up before the game.
In an abrupt departure from the press conference, a visibly irate Ramoreboli condemned the accusations as disrespectful and undermining to his team’s hard-earned achievement.
Galaxy’s triumph over Wydad Casablanca has defied expectations, considering they were considered underdogs in Group B, which also has Simba SC and ASEC Mimosas who drew 1-1 in Dar Es Salaam.
Despite predictions, Galaxy leads the group standings, showcasing their resilience and determination.
The Botswana club’s journey to the group stages involved victories over Uganda’s Vipers SC and Orlando Pirates in the qualifiers.