Baroka coach Dylan Kerr has revealed how he got his first taste of using ‘muti’ as a footballer in South Africa.
Kerr had a short stint with Pretoria-based side Arcadia Shepherds when he was just 21 during the 1988 season before his move to Leeds United.
“On my first training session they threw me in an old fashioned bath with three chickens with their heads cut off I stood there b****** naked, just my boots on and the blood splattered on my boots,” said Kerr an interview with the Evening Post.
“In my first game we were 2-0 down at half-time, I scored two goals and we won 3-2 then the Muti man came in and said, there you go, it works,” he said.
The former Simba SC coach also described the stadiums and pitches in Tanzania, where he worked briefly, as among the worst he has ever seen.
“I went to Tanzania, that was out of this world, the worst stadiums and pitches you’ve ever played on, driving nine hours to play a game, then I went to Kenya for 18 months, again, with terrible facilities and not getting paid for months, but we won the Premier League back-to-back,” added the 53-year-old.
Before he came to South Africa to join Black Leopards in 2018, Kerr had guided Gor Mahia into the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
By Ofhani Munyai