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Faty blames witchcraft for heart issues

Papy Faty (Gallo Images)
Papy Faty (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Bidvest Wits star Papy Faty partly blames witchcraft for the reported heart problem he was diagnosed with which led to the club's decision to terminate his contract in September last year.

The 26-year-old central midfielder collapsed twice in 2016 for the Clever Boys - once in a friendly match and the second time in a Premiership encounter.

After a number of medical tests, Wits decided to part ways with the Burundi international over concerns about his heart.

However, Faty is refusing to retire from football and is keen to resume his career as soon as possible. In addition, he has blamed some level of sorcery for his supposed health issues.

"I don't believe I have a heart condition. I have been to different doctors and they tell me different stories," he told KickOff.

"What was funny was that when I looked up at someone in the straight in the eye, I was fine, yet when I looked up I felt dizzy.

"I knew from that day that this was witchcraft because the first time I collapsed my training jersey disappeared after I changed in the dressing room.

"I think things are going to be fine. This was not a heart condition, but some kind of witchcraft. Whoever is behind this witchcraft will get burnt."

The publication reports that Faty has interest in his services from a number of teams in North Africa and the USA. They add that he could be ready to resume his career this year.

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