Remember Katlego Loke at Orlando Pirates? Probably not. He suspects a teammate always bewitched him from getting game time.

An example is Katlego Loke who was ravaged by endless injuries. Or were they really injuries or something darker?

Orlando Pirates typically have a high turnover of players which makes it tricky to recall every former player.

According to the former right-winger from Welkom, Free State, he could have become a big success at Bucs were it not for ‘injuries.’

Speaking to TK via YouTube, Loke was asked why he could not break into the Pirates PSL team.

“You were hot at training and in the reserve team at Pirates but you could not take [Joseph] Ngake out of the team?”

“You know TK, there is something in the African culture that we take for granted,” Loke began.

“People were fighting there [at Pirates]. People claim these things don’t work.

“I ended up making peace with the fact that I was never going to play,” Loke continued.

“I never knew anything about muthi. I never played with muthi.

“I would stay fit and healthy for the entire week. When I got to the camp at the weekend, I couldn’t move or walk.

“There would be pain all over my muscles. My legs would be swollen. My boots would not fit,” Loke added.

“After the game I would be all fine again. I would feel no pain.

“Pirates could not understand why I was always injured?”

“I would be fine until the final day of training. The squad of 18 would be announced…I would get ready to pack and travel to camp. Suddenly I could not walk.

“My legs would be in pain. My ankles were swollen. Then suddenly I would be fine after the match.”

– Former Orlando Pirates winger Katlego Loke.

Asked if any of his senior teammates offered any advice to him, Loke said the former Pirates captain Gerald ‘Mgababa’ Raphahlela simply warned that he should watch the teammates he hangs out with.

“He told me not to mix with the players that I just met here,” Loke continued. “They will bewitch you.”

“Especially the ones you share a position with. They will bewitch you.

“That time Joseph Ngake and I were so close.

“He was my big brother. He fetched from home and drove me to team hotels and camp.

“I am not saying he is the one that bewitched me. But I also thought about how Joseph Ngake and I played the same position.

“He was also the one that fetched me from places and traveled with me everywhere,” Loke added.

Remember Katlego Loke at Orlando Pirates? Probably not. He suspects a teammate always bewitched him from getting game time.

Orlando Pirates typically have a high turnover of players which makes it tricky to recall every former player.

An example is Katlego Loke who was ravaged by endless injuries. Or were they really injuries or something darker?

According to the former right-winger from Welkom, Free State, he could have become a big success at Bucs were it not for ‘injuries.’

Speaking to TK via YouTube, Loke was asked why he could not break into the Pirates PSL team.

“You were hot at training and in the reserve team at Pirates but you could not take [Joseph] Ngake out of the team?”

“You know TK, there is something in the African culture that we take for granted,” Loke began.

“People were fighting there [at Pirates]. People claim these things don’t work.

“I ended up making peace with the fact that I was never going to play,” Loke continued.

“I never knew anything about muthi. I never played with muthi.

“I would stay fit and healthy for the entire week. When I got to the camp at the weekend, I couldn’t move or walk.

“There would be pain all over my muscles. My legs would be swollen. My boots would not fit,” Loke added.

“After the game I would be all fine again. I would feel no pain.

“Pirates could not understand why I was always injured?”

“I would be fine until the final day of training. The squad of 18 would be announced…I would get ready to pack and travel to camp. Suddenly I could not walk.

“My legs would be in pain. My ankles were swollen. Then suddenly I would be fine after the match.”

– Former Orlando Pirates winger Katlego Loke.

Asked if any of his senior teammates offered any advice to him, Loke said the former Pirates captain Gerald ‘Mgababa’ Raphahlela simply warned that he should watch the teammates he hangs out with.

“He told me not to mix with the players that I just met here,” Loke continued. “They will bewitch you.”

“Especially the ones you share a position with. They will bewitch you.

“That time Joseph Ngake and I were so close.

“He was my big brother. He fetched from home and drove me to team hotels and camp.

“I am not saying he is the one that bewitched me. But I also thought about how Joseph Ngake and I played the same position.

“He was also the one that fetched me from places and traveled with me everywhere,” Loke added.

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