Jwaneng Galaxy coach Morena Ramoreboli abruptly exited a press conference following baseless accusations of his team leveraging black magic to secure a surprising 1-0 victory over Wydad AC in a CAF Champions League Group B clash.
The Botswana-based team, known for their intensive defensive approach, managed to secure a historic win in Morocco despite only maintaining 20% possession throughout the match. The hero of the game was 31-year-old midfielder Thabang Sesinyi, whose 33rd-minute strike proved to be the decisive goal.
However, the post-match narrative took an unexpected turn when a Moroccan journalist raised eyebrows by suggesting that Jwaneng Galaxy’s triumph might be attributed to black magic.
Coach Ramoreboli, visibly angered by the unfounded accusation, responded sharply during the press conference, saying, “Ah! Now you’re undermining me. You are saying we won because of black magic. Don’t disrespect us. I’m very sorry, but you can’t be talking like that.”
The head coach of 🇧🇼Jwaneng Galaxy walked out during the post-match conference after a Moroccan journalist suggested he used Black Magic in their 1-0 win against WAC.— Thierry Nyann 🇬🇭 (@nyannthierry) November 26, 2023
Rightly so 👏🏻👏🏻pic.twitter.com/dWBv6tf1Kb
The coach promptly left the room, leaving the press conference in disarray. The accusations, though lacking any basis, added a layer of controversy to an otherwise historic victory for Jwaneng Galaxy.
Fans and football enthusiasts took to social media to express their opinions on the incident, with many condemning the journalist’s question as disrespectful and unprofessional. The online community also praised Jwaneng Galaxy for their outstanding performance on the field, emphasising that the team’s success was a result of skill and strategy rather than supernatural influences.
Inappropriate to ask a coach at an official press conference whether they utilized "Black Magic" in order to win a game🤦♂️pic.twitter.com/alpuxByImz— George Addo Jnr (@addojunr) November 26, 2023
North African journalist are sore losers…each time their teams lose ,the is an external force (referee bias,black magic,pitch,offside goals) and not a problem with their losing team. Get them Morena ….— touchlinereport (@readdagame) November 26, 2023
This type of questions are asked because of teams like these. In this era of internet they are able to see some teams" special projects. pic.twitter.com/fp4kBw8X6d— David Makhubela (@DavidMakhu473) November 26, 2023
One coach who is so respectful…..— KARABO BOSENA (@_KaraboBosena) November 25, 2023
The disrespect from whoever was asking that question is too much!!
Bad treatment. How could they ask such question and do that to their international guests? Win or lose we have to accept. That's the logic of the game. Win,lose or draw so no hard feelings. We have to be polite to each other and celebrate one another— Game Lyon “Lyon” Sekate (@LyonSekate) November 26, 2023
A journalist after Rhulani dealt with him & Al Ahly pic.twitter.com/uMbGBnm9S1— 𝐀𝐅𝐋 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐂𝐘 (@Percydezmon) November 26, 2023