Baroka FC’s Englishman coach Dylan Kerr has found some time to share the wildest adventures of his time on the African continent.
Kerr’s first taste of Africa was first experienced as a player for Pretoria’s Arcadia Shepherds in South Africa during the 80s - and it was immediately an encounter with the African sacred ritual known as muti or juju elsewhere in Africa.
“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,” Kerr said during a chat 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.
Kerr also took the moment to remember his time coaching in Tanzania at Simba SC and later in Kenya where he achieved incredible success with giants Gor Mahia.
“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 Kerr.
Meanwhile, South African football went into Covid-19 suspension while the 53-year-old coach was leading Baroka in a relegation-survival fight.