A well-known South African soothsayer has tipped the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to win over their West African counterparts the Black Stars of Ghana in today’s AFCON semi-final clash.
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The Eighty-five-year-old Nozo Zintoyinto from the Xhosa ethnic group who is a famous “sangoma”(soothsayer) has been doing it for over 60 years and has been making a good living by predicting matches of major tournaments.
Zintoyinto explains that a deceased ancestor appeared to her in a dream when she was a teenager and “called” on her to be a sangoma.
Then a senior traditional healer trained her to interpret “signs from the spirits,” to heal people and also to forecast the future.
Speaking on some predictions she made earlier she said “The shells told me before the AFCON competition that Ivory Coast and Senegal would not do well. I told this to one of my clients who then put one hundred rand (about $7.00) each on Ivory Coast and Senegal being knocked out. That is what happened so the man, he won a lot of money.”
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“The spirits are showing me players dressed in red. They are celebrating. They have light skins. They are not black Africans,” Zintoyinto says.
Her words point to a victory for Egypt.
When it came to today’s Ghana and Cameroun clash she stated “The ancestors are shouting a lot. They are disagreeing about this match. But most are telling me Cameroon will win,” Zintoyinto says.
She however said she is not always correct “You must remember, the shells are always correct. They are the connection with my ancestral spirits. But sometimes I must admit I don’t interpret the shells 100 percent right. Because when I’m busy with the shells, the ancestors are making a lot of noise in my mind,
When asked who she thinks will win the AFCON Cup she said that was a bit too far for her to know and that come Friday she will have an answer to that.