Citizen Reporter
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23 Oct 2017
10:10 am

WATCH: Pirates supporters burn impepho, ask for 6-1 win against Chiefs

Citizen Reporter

They offered two frozen chickens to the ancestors, and asked for a 6-1 win against rival Kaizer Chiefs.


A video of Orlando Pirates supporters performing a ritual asking ancestors for a win against Kaizer Chiefs has emerged and left social media users wondering what it would take for the team to finally win.

In the video, two men wrapped in pink towels, one of them in a Pirates jersey, are seen kneeling on the grass, as they burn impepho and sing songs to the ancestors as they ask for blessings.

For how long will we keep losing matches? they ask.

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They burn impepho, offer beer and two frozen chickens to the ancestors and ask for a 6-1 win against Chiefs.

It seems the supporters were following sangoma Nzama Maluleke’s advice, who earlier this year said there was more to Pirates’ losses.

Speaking to the Daily Sun, Maluleke said Pirates were being followed by bad luck. He advised the team to slaughter three cows, three white goats and three white chickens, and ask for good luck from their ancestors.

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“I am told by the ancestors that Pirates’ troubles won’t end until they do the right thing and slaughter animals. They told me things would continue this way or even get worse if the team didn’t do what they were supposed to,” he was quoted as saying by the tabloid.

According to the sangoma, the cows would stand in for all late players of the team, the goats would serve as a thanksgiving gesture for the success the team has had, while the chickens would be to ask for more trophies.

Maluleke said he had been ignoring the dream for while, but could not anymore, as the team kept struggling.

Pirates played Chiefs on Saturday in a game that saw them get a goalless draw.

Watch the video below: