Some Porto fans have expressed their anger after it emerged that the club pays a witch doctor £150,000 per year to help win them win the Portuguese league.
According to a report by Daily Mail, witch doctor Madalena Aroso was hired by Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa some five months ago.
Aroso’s official role at the club has been designated as ‘doctor’ while she is paid £13,000 every month, which amounts to over £150,000 per year.
Porto are one of the biggest teams in Portugal but missed out on the league title last season after finishing second.
The club is said to hold the belief that rivals Benfica used the help of witchcraft to win a league and cup double four years ago.
They, therefore, decided to toe the same line by employing the services of a witch doctor to help them reclaim the title.
The Daily Mail reports that Aroso is a ‘clairvoyant’ who can read the future and predict match results.
Meanwhile, several fans of Porto have reacted furiously to the report, especially with the club struggling to keep up with Financial Fair Play rules.
It is unknown whether these voodoo tactics really work, but Porto currently sit at the top of the Portuguese league and are unbeaten this season.
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