Witchcraft and Failed Medicals: Olomu’s Account
Olomu recently revealed that he had already signed a contract with Kaizer Chiefs, but the deal collapsed due to witchcraft orchestrated by some of his family members. He claimed that during his medical, witchcraft caused him to fail the tests, and he was told that he was supposed to be in a wheelchair instead of walking. Despite this setback, Olomu remained resolute and walked out of the medical facility.
The Lucrative Contract: Olomu’s Earnings at Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs had already booked Olomu’s flight, and he was on his way back home when he received a call from Bobby Motaung, who informed him about the failed medical. Olomu was unperturbed and asked them to cancel the contract. If the deal had gone through, Olomu stood to earn a gross salary of around R115,000 in his first year, with a signing-on fee of R800,000. His second-year salary was set to increase to R124,000 with a signing-on fee of R1 million, while in the third season, he was to earn R140,000 with R1.2 million signing-on fees. His winning bonus was R7,000, which would increase by R1,000 after every win.
Olomu’s story is a sad reminder of the challenges that some players face when pursuing their dreams. However, it also highlights the intense competition and glamour associated with South African football, particularly with the big three clubs.
Olumu Said on a radio station that it was always his dream to play for Kaizer Chiefs and his family already knew that and they used that against him to witchcraft him so that he can not join the glamour boys because it was gonna be the breakthrough of his life.