Paul Pogba, a player for Juventus, has acknowledged hiring a witch doctor.
The 29-year-old, though, claims he paid the sorcerer to assist him with his injury-riddled career, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Pogba claims he “never wanted to damage anyone” and denies it had anything to do with Kylian Mbappé, a member of his international team.
He explained to OCLCO investigators that he was seeking to be protected from injury, and also to support underprivileged youngsters in Africa, which he was connected to through an aid organization.
The details as well as the transcript of the interviews conducted last month were confirmed by two judicial sources in Paris.
Pogba’s admission follows Mathias’s accusation that ‘The Marabout,’ also known as ‘Ibrahim the Great,’ was paid to cast curses on Mbappé.
Mathias is one of five individuals accused of trying to extort Pogba out of more than £11 million.
They are currently in custody on remand and could spend up to 20 years behind bars for a number of offenses, including “extortion in an organized gang.”