Ex-Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has conceded that Malawi's next opponents in 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers the Black Stars use juju and that he encouraged them to do so while with the team.
Rajevac says there is nothing wrong with Black Stars players using black magic claiming it is the norm in world football.
According to Ghanasoccernet.com, the Serbian coach offered a strong support for players to keep their individual beliefs insisting most players in all parts of the world use it.
Rajavac's confession is not a surprise after the Black Stars came under fire after a secret report by previous coach Goran Stevanovic claimed that players used black magic against each other during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
Rajevac, who is also a Serbian and led the Black Stars to the final of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and quarter final of the 2010 World Cup, was quoted by the website saying players must be allowed to carry their own beliefs and practices.
"Many sportsmen, not only football players from all over the world, all over the continent...Africa, Asia, Europe, everywhere are superstitious," Rajevac said.
"Even many coaches are superstitious. The most important thing was for everybody in the national team- management, technical team, players, coaches, everybody together with journalists and supporters to try to have good communication and good relationship."
"It's a personal thing for everybody and it's not a big deal...somebody is superstitious and somebody is not. It is everybody's choice and there is nothing wrong."
The 58- year old is now bidding to return as the Black Stars coach even though he stabbed the country in the back by refusing to extend his expiring contract.
He jumped for greener pasture in Saudi Arabia where he signed for Al Ahli but was soon on the road for money again when the Qatari national team came calling just after four months into his contract with the Saudis.
The coach's philosophy on the use of juju is a big contrast to Flames coach Kinnah Phiri's philosophy.
Kinnah, a self proclaimed born again Christian, does not allow the use of juju and superstitions.
He occasionally takes Flames players for prayers at a Chirimba based prophet.
The Flames also travelled with renowned evangelist Mark Kambalazaza to Burkina Faso, for 2010 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which Malawi eventually qualified for the Angola final.
Malawi plays Ghana in the last qualifying round of the 2013 Afcon on September 8 in Ghana and the second leg at Kamuzu Stadium on October 24.