African football and black magic or witchcraft have a very long history, especially amongst players, club officials and agents. you can say they are inseparable
And, it all looks like Uganda Cranes striker Steven Mukwala is the latest alleged victim of the crafted chemistry, at least according to struggling football agent Ronald Fred Niwagira Mwine alias Ronnie Santos.
An Audio of Santos has surfaced assuring Mukwala that he will not succeed in Ghana after claims of stabbing him in the back.
“Mukwala, I respect you a lot as my brother but I can assure you, you will not succeed in Ghana,” a bitter Santos asserts to Mukwala, before adding.
“God is not stupid, I played a very big role in keeping this deal alive by lying to the Kotoko official that you had deals in Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe which improved your value.”
“You can’t betray me like that. How do you go with other agents, get money and fail to recognise my efforts?” an enraged Santos questioned.
To further assert the threat, Niwagira identifies to Mukwala, examples of clients who have betrayed him and paid the unpleasant price.
“Ask Balinya (Juma), he disappointed me as he went to Yanga, where is he?”
“Ask Brian Aheebwa, I did everything for him including paying rent for him while he was still at Mbarara City.”
“He signed at KCCA FC without my knowledge and got UGX15M sign-off fees, he didn’t even give me a single penny, where is he now?”
Santos added: “Ask Shaban (Muhammad), I got him when he had just returned from Raja Casablanca I paid his hospital bills for his knee treatment.”
“I helped him sign for Vipers and he didn’t give me my money, where is he? Many call it witchcraft but it is not, I serve a living a God.”
Last month, Mukwala signed a two-year deal with Asante Kotoko replacing Cameroonian striker Franck Etouga Mbella.
After four appearances, the former URA striker is yet to find the back of the net, though reports indicate he has been very impressive.
Mukwala is a proven goal-scorer, who has managed double figures in the past three campaigns of the Uganda Premier League.
In the 2019/20 season, he notched 13 goals in 23 matches, he then added 14 in 24 the following campaign, before hitting 13 in 26 games the preceding season.