Kaizer Chiefs have long been regarded as the glamour club of the country, with many if not most players in the country wanting to be a part of the club.
That glamour is usually attached to two elements, the successful history associated to Chiefs as well as the financial benefits of playing the top club in the country.
For those reasons players will spend their careers aspiring to play for either Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns. Some never achieve that goal, and some come so close that it haunts them for a long time when the move doesn’t materialise.
One of those players who are unfortunate enough to have it haunt them is former Bloemfontein Celtic star Prince Olomu. The Nigerian first signed for Celtic’s rivals Free State Stars upon his arrival in South Africa during the 2006/07 season. He would go on to help the side gain promotion to the topflight, but would eventually move Celtic.
Olomu made an incredible start to life at Celtic scoring 13 goals for Siwelele during the 2009/10 season. That would be the form that would start to see the likes of Chiefs show an interest in the attacking midfielder. Now the former Enyimba star has detailed how he had already put pen to paper for the Glamour Boys.
“I know that some people will not get to understand it, but I signed for Chiefs but the deal collapsed due to witchcraft. It was during medicals tests that witchcraft orchestrated by some of my family members led to me failing those medicals. This was all work of family members who don’t want to see you progress in life and achieve your goals” Olomu says.
Olomu then went into more details about his failed move to Chiefs.
“After the medical I was told that I am supposed to even be a in a wheelchair and not walking yet but I walked out and went to the airport”. Olomu said.
He then spoke about how Chiefs set the medical up.
“Chiefs booked the flight for me while I was on holiday back home and I came to sign the contract after they had agreed to a deal with Celtic. It was only when I was on my way back home that Bobby (Motaung) and told me what the people who did the medical found and I said no problem, you can cancel the contract in that case”. Olomu said.
Olomu then went into detail on how much he stood to earn with that deal at Chiefs.
“I had signed a three-year-old contract, in my first year I was due to get a gross salary of around R115 000 with a signing on fee of R800 000 in the first season. The second year it was to be R124 000 with R1 million signing on, then the third season get R140 000 with R1,2 million signing on fees. My winning bonus was R7000 and would go up by R1000 after every win” Olomu said to Kick Off.