The Sun of London reports that Kingson’s wife, Adelaide Tawiah, confessed on a television programme organised by televangelist TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, that she cast a spell on him.
Kingson, 34, has played in the top flight for Birmingham, Wigan and Blackpool and is the most capped player with his native Ghana.
But since he was released by Blackpool last year he has been without a club and lost his place in the national squad.
The report said Kingson’s wife claimed she sparked her husband’s loss of form with a black magic spell — and made him impotent for good measure.
The report quoted her as saying that she “messed up Richard’s life ever since we got married. I used my evil powers to trouble his career.
“I’ve been working on him spiritually, to the point he could not perform in bed.”
Her confession came as TB Joshua was casting out the “evil spirit” that allegedly had a grip on her, the report said.
Richard, who wed Adelaide following the 2010 World Cup, on Monday went on Facebook to insist, “My wife is not a witch.”
He said people were often possessed by “false spirits.”
Since last week’s broadcast Adelaide has also denied being a witch — saying it was the spirit that was being cast out that spoke.
She said, “I can’t even remember what took place.
“I am not a witch as it has been rumoured. My husband knows how inspirational I have been to him throughout his goalkeeping career.”