Joseph Langabel has surprisingly revealed how Ghana’s Black Satellites won the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Egypt in 2009. The former Black Star’s chief drummer claimed on Peace FM that he and another member named Zacoco had to take spiritual guidance on behalf of the team.
According to him, the direction was to gift 7 mentally challenged people (6 men, 1 woman) food and money termed as ‘Salakah’ before the game.
“To find these mad people, Zacoco and I will have to search the entire city of Cairo. We set off on our trek and gave money and bread to every man we encountered. We were left with one female insane person after a long search. We looked and looked and looked”, the Accra Great Olympics supporter said.
“So, we gave the woman money and bread. Zacoco knows Arabic so he always speaks to them in Arabic before we give them the bread and money and then we were set.”
He went on to say that the late Jordan Anagblah, a member of the team’s management committee, instructed them to perform another sacrifice, one he claimed would win Ghana the trophy.
“When we got back to the hostel then we call Jordan and he asked us if we were set and we said yes and he said there is another sacrifice we need to make but for that, I won’t say it here. We did so many things I can’t say here. So, we did all that and the man that’s Jordan Anagblah’s father who was blind told us that we will take the trophy.”
“He said we will win the match but it will be difficult for us and he added that there will be two red cards in the match. Everything happened and by the grace of God we took the cup so when Aziz says there is something in football that’s true,” Langabel said.
Former Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu scored the winning penalty in the shootout against Brazil to make it 4-3 after a goalless score line in regulation and extra time. Thus, Ghana became the first African country to win the trophy.