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TB Joshua Football Prophecy!

October 11, 2011

Prophet T.B. Joshua is in the news again after revelations that he accurately predicted the result of Nigeria’s game against Guinea which saw the Super Eagles astonishingly bow out of the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON).

“I was just sitting down and God showed me the game between Nigeria and Guinea next week,” Joshua stated on Sunday 3rd October during a church service, broadcast live on his Christian television station Emmanuel TV. “What I saw was not favourable towards Nigeria. If at this time we are stopped, it would be very shameful.” Expounding on the match details, he said, “Anyone who scores first takes the day… I am seeing the Guinean side shouting.”

Clarifying that it was not within his powers to change the outcome, Joshua added, “If I could do it alone, I would pray and fast to ask God to change the result. But it’s not possible for me to do it. Two of must believe to make things happen. We must agree and instruction must be given. Let’s honour God and carry Him along. Pray as if it all depends on God; play football as if it all depends on you.”

Six days later in crucial final qualifying game for the AFCON, Guinea held Nigeria to a 2-2 draw. The closely fought game saw Syli Stars of Guinea take a lead in the 55th minute as Ismael Bangoura smashed home a rebound after the ball ricocheted off the post. However, 16 minutes later Nigeria looked to be cruising to victory after two well-worked goals from Obinna Nsofor and Ikechukwu Uche. Pressing forward for a third goal to ensure automatic qualification, the Super Eagles left gaping holes in their midfield and in literally the last moments of the match, Guinea snatched an equaliser through Ibrahim Diallo. The result saw Guinea top Group B and Nigeria missing out on the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 25 years.

In a chat with reporters at the reception hall of the Transcorp Hilton shortly after the match, West Bromich Albion striker Osaze Odemwengie affirmed that the team knew of the prediction and were unhappy they did not meet Joshua before the game. “The prediction of Prophet TB Joshua really affected us. We thought we could see him to see how he could overturn the negative prediction but the officials came with another prophet who prayed for us and told us that all was well.”

T.B. Joshua has predicted the results of several other international matches involving Nigeria, especially in their run-up to qualification for the 2010 World Cup. He owns a football academy named My People FC which produced Lazio starlets Sani Emmanuel and Ogenyi Onazi. Emmanuel was voted the MVP at the 2009 U-17 World Cup. He caused quite a media stir in Ghana after their 2009 U-20 World Cup triumph when coach Sellas Tetteh controversially said he had been in communication with him throughout their final game against Brazil.

SOURCE: Zambian Watchdog

TWO FROM MY PEOPLE FC TO FEATURE FOR THE GOLDEN EAGLETS!

October 24, 2009

This blog may have been quiet for some time. But preparation has been going on down under for the big day, the d-day and that is TODAY, Saturday 24th October 2009. Today marks the start of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup hosted in our country, Nigeria. The Eaglets are set to play against Germany in front of a 60,000 sell out crowd at the Abuja National Stadium.

Abuja National Stadium

Abuja National Stadium

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets seek to be the 2nd nation in history to defend their title back-to-back and we believe that the selected squad are more than equal to the task. Nigerians world over have experienced heartbreak during the Super Eagles qualifying matches, with the hope for World Cup Qualification hanging on a thin thread depending on the performance of other nations. They experienced bitterness and disappointment at the Flying Eagles display in Egypt – the giant of Africa not establishing itself at all, barely scraping through the 1st round and then crashing out to Germany in the 2nd.

This is it. This is the opportunity for Nigeria to put firmly itself back on the map when it comes to football on this planet.

Knowing that football is not just about hard work and tactics but also the need for favour and grace from above, the Eaglets coach, John Obuh took his whole team to visit TB Joshua for prayers. The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations was their first landing place after the team disembarked from their journey to Qatar for training and practise matches.

Emmanuel Sani

Emmanuel Sani - number 14 for the Eaglets

Onazi Ogenyi, number 4 for the Eaglets

Onazi Ogenyi, number 4 for the Eaglets

Two of the 21 players selected to represent Nigeria this time around are from My People FC. Midfielder Onazi Ogenyi and Striker Emmanuel Sani are among the players that TB Joshua sponsored to Sweden tomplay professional football with Bodens BK. They spent some months there and returned home to Nigerian soil to represent their country in the World Cup.

Let’s all keep praying and support our boys to fly higher, making Nigeria and Africa as a whole, proud.

NIGERIA TAKE HEART

July 28, 2009

Below is the account of how during a Sunday service, the day that Nigeria crashed to Ghana in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals, T.B. Joshua predicted the outcome of the match. While attending the service, thousands in the congregation were contemplating the coming match and were surprised to hear their pastor talk about the very thing that was going through their minds…

God is still saying something!

Click here to see the video of how the prophecy took place and reactions to the game.

Click here to watch the highlights of the match.

NIGERIA TAKE HEART

During the service on Sunday 3rd February, 2008, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave another message of prophecy that saw its fulfilment that very same day. During the course of the live service, the man of God addressed the issue of the upcoming football match between Ghana and Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals. The man of God later explained that it was necessary to mention the match as 90 per cent of the congregation were interested in what God said about it.

Junior Agogo, scorer of Ghana's winning goal

Junior Agogo, scorer of Ghana's winning goal

He said, “I don’t want to talk about your football – but I’m seeing something now”. As the prophet made a sign of the number ‘1’ in the air, the congregation jumped and shouted for joy. He continued, saying, “I’m just seeing 5 minutes. What is 5 minutes? I will speak to you in parables and just leave the whole thing. Nigeria, take heart! I will not say more than that. I just want to read a portion for you, John 16:33 – “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart – I have overcome the world!

Resting his chin in his hands to symbolize a disappointed fan, he said: “Nigeria, can you see? Take heart. You should not allow anything to affect your joy today”. At the prophet’s words, some of the Ghanaian members present began to jubilate in anticipation of a Ghanaian victory.

Nigeria and Ghana battle it out...

Nigeria and Ghana battle it out...

That evening after the service, the Ghana – Nigeria match kicked off, and by the 33rd minute, Nigeria were one nil up. True to the prophet’s words of “five minutes”, it was in the last five minutes of the first half that Ghana equalized and it was in the last five minutes of the second half that Ghana scored the winning goal – the goal that sealed their victory and put Nigeria out of the cup. Confirming the sign of a ‘1’ which the prophet made during the service, Ghana won by one goal.

Truly, Super Eagles fans worldwide hung their heads in disappointment as their African Cup of Nations dreams crashed on the rocks of the Black Stars. But we remember the encouragement of Prophet TB Joshua: “Take heart, Nigeria. You should not allow anything to affect your joy”.

As Prophet T.B. Joshua says, remember, always, the best is yet to come.

SOURCE: The SCOAN Official Website
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SPORTS & SPIRITUALITY IN THE SCOAN

July 17, 2009

An enlightening article about T.B. Joshua and his passion for sports and people.

Evangelism Through Sports at the Synagogue, Church of All Nations

Pastor T. B. Joshua, general overseer of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has added a new dimension to his evangelical mission. He has won over the hearts and minds not only of Nigerian youths but the entire sports loving public by establishing a football academy.

Pastor T.B. Joshua

Pastor T.B. Joshua

“You know as a believer you must use all proper means to help the youths in this country,” he said in an interview with Lagos-based journalist, David Meshioye.

My People FC – Pastor Joshua’s Football Academy

Determined to win youths for Christ, Pastor Joshua’s “My People FC” serves as a nursery for young and talented footballers across Nigeria and beyond. The man of God has launched an appeal to youths in Nigeria and neighboring countries to join in the selection and training sessions of his academy, backing this up with a promise to reimburse whatever cost they may incur.

“It is not for any monetary gain” he said, “it is all about soul winning.”

Pastor Joshua’s soccer team shows signs of considerable promise as the budding stars of his academy are heavily sought after by renowned European clubs. Three players from his academy currently play professional football with Swedish club – Bodens BK. It has also come to public notice that Dutch team – Ajax Amsterdam has shown interest in Pastor Joshua’s boys.//

Asked about the rationale for creating this club, the pasor spoke about the need to empower the youths, saying, “The creation of ‘My People’ FC is just one way out of many to empower the youths, giving them the chance to reach the height of their careers, and also to help our national team to compliment their effort.”

Pastor Joshua’s Vision for Nigerian Sports

At the national level, T.B Joshua remains a firm supporter of Nigerian sports in all categories. His support for the national football team – Super Eagles has never been hidden. His financial assistance to Nigerian-born heavy weight wrestler Osita Offor, known popularly as Ultimate Commander, has raised his profile as a sports lover and supporter throughout Nigeria.

Both Ultimate Commander and his mentor, T.B Joshua, share the same vision for Nigeria. “When they talk about re-branding the image of Nigeria” the wrestler said, “I think that I stand out as an instrument for that. Sports remain the best place to use in turning around the image of the country.”

De Ultimate Commander

In June 2007, Ultimate Commander was crowned African Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in South Africa. Upon his return from South Africa, he expressed boundless thanks to the man of God. Pastor Joshua on his part, has publicly acknowledged his role in Commander’s success. “I am sure you know about Ultimate Commander” he told Meshioye, “God used me to nurture him in his dreams. He is an African Champion with a title belt to his credit.”

Pastor Joshua, the Target of Undying Criticism

Despite his immeasurable benevolence and his ability to inspire his followers, Pastor Joshua remains the object of bitter criticism. For each giant step he makes in his evangelical and humanitarian missions, the man of God gets a gigantic pushback from his critics. A new documentary titled Deception of the Age: The Rise of the Nigerian Anti-Christ is the latest attack on Pastor Joshua, depicting him as an agent of the devil.

It is difficult to tell when the row between Pastor Joshua and his critics will end, or where it will lead the miracle-hungry masses to. Emmanuel TV, the media arm of Pastor Joshua’s SCOAN has been busy warding off these criticisms, asking God to forgive Pastor Joshua’s enemies. On his part, the man of God has only a few words for his critics. “What people do not understand” he says, “they criticize ….”

T.B Joshua, Author's collection
Pastor T.B Joshua’s “My People FC” is his new attempt to win souls for Christ through sports. What do his detractors make of this?

Pastor T. B. Joshua, general overseer of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has added a new dimension to his evangelical mission. He has won over the hearts and minds not only of Nigerian youths but the entire sports loving public by establishing a football academy.

“You know as a believer you must use all proper means to help the youths in this country,” he said in an interview with Lagos-based journalist, David Meshioye.

My People FC – Pastor Joshua’s Football Academy

Determined to win youths for Christ, Pastor Joshua’s “My People FC” serves as a nursery for young and talented footballers across Nigeria and beyond. The man of God has launched an appeal to youths in Nigeria and neighboring countries to join in the selection and training sessions of his academy, backing this up with a promise to reimburse whatever cost they may incur.

“It is not for any monetary gain” he said, “it is all about soul winning.”

Pastor Joshua’s soccer team shows signs of considerable promise as the budding stars of his academy are heavily sought after by renowned European clubs. Three players from his academy currently play professional football with Swedish club – Bodens BK. It has also come to public notice that Dutch team – Ajax Amsterdam has shown interest in Pastor Joshua’s boys.

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Asked about the rationale for creating this club, the pasor spoke about the need to empower the youths, saying, “The creation of ‘My People’ FC is just one way out of many to empower the youths, giving them the chance to reach the height of their careers, and also to help our national team to compliment their effort.”

Pastor Joshua’s Vision for Nigerian Sports

At the national level, T.B Joshua remains a firm supporter of Nigerian sports in all categories. His support for the national football team – Super Eagles has never been hidden. His financial assistance to Nigerian-born heavy weight wrestler Osita Offor, known popularly as Ultimate Commander, has raised his profile as a sports lover and supporter throughout Nigeria.

Both Ultimate Commander and his mentor, T.B Joshua, share the same vision for Nigeria. “When they talk about re-branding the image of Nigeria” the wrestler said, “I think that I stand out as an instrument for that. Sports remain the best place to use in turning around the image of the country.”

In June 2007, Ultimate Commander was crowned African Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in South Africa. Upon his return from South Africa, he expressed boundless thanks to the man of God. Pastor Joshua on his part, has publicly acknowledged his role in Commander’s success. “I am sure you know about Ultimate Commander” he told Meshioye, “God used me to nurture him in his dreams. He is an African Champion with a title belt to his credit.”

Pastor Joshua, the Target of Undying Criticism

Despite his immeasurable benevolence and his ability to inspire his followers, Pastor Joshua remains the object of bitter criticism. For each giant step he makes in his evangelical and humanitarian missions, the man of God gets a gigantic pushback from his critics. A new documentary titled Deception of the Age: The Rise of the Nigerian Anti-Christ is the latest attack on Pastor Joshua, depicting him as an agent of the devil.

It is difficult to tell when the row between Pastor Joshua and his critics will end, or where it will lead the miracle-hungry masses to. Emmanuel TV, the media arm of Pastor Joshua’s SCOAN has been busy warding off these criticisms, asking God to forgive Pastor Joshua’s enemies. On his part, the man of God has only a few words for his critics. “What people do not understand” he says, “they criticize ….”

Readers may also enjoy Pastor T. B. Joshua and the Power of Healing along with African Leaders Flock to Lagos for Salvation.

Sources:

  • Meshioye, David. Pastor T. B. Joshua – “Why I Floated a Soccer Team,” ModernGhana.com, June 1, 2009.
  • Oguntola, Sunday. “T.B Joshua under Fire, battles to counter deception accusation.” The Nation, May 17, 2009.
  • Oikelome, Armide. “T. B. Joshua’s Prophetic power comes under fire,” onlinenigeria.com, May 28, 2009.

CELEBRATING A LIFE

June 12, 2009

“For those whose lives are centred in Christ, the best is always yet to come!” T.B. Joshua

T.B. Joshua celebrates his 46th birthdayToday, 12th June 2009, T.B. Joshua, (the brains behind MPFC)  celebrates his 46th birthday. A life truly well spent in which every moment is vital and important. Jesus Christ said that He came to give us life and life in abundance (John 10:10), and this life in abundance is glaringly evident in the life of this servant of God.We pray that God will continue to take him from strength to strength as his years go by.

T.B. Joshua celebrates his 46th birthdayInstead of holding a lavish party for himself, T.B. Joshua advised that people should use the day to share with the needy, supporting them and assisting them. He said that instead of spending money on him, they should use that to help the needy in their environment. He urged them to use the occasion of his birthday to rededicate themselves to the act of giving – something which he himself continues to do each day of his life, knowing that giving offers us the opportunity to reshape our destiny.

MPFC Goes International!

June 10, 2009

Recently three boys from the My People FC squad had an opportunity of their lifetime, and they embraced it with all enthusiasm and passion, making the team and T.B. Joshua proud. Various scouts have come to The Synagogue, having heard of the talented players in My People FC to check out the players and their capabilities. One such scout came from Bodens BK, a top second division team in Sweden who had desperately been seeking new and skilful players to boost their chances for promotion. The scout came and spotted many of the boys, commending them for their skills and technique. The opportunity  first offered itself however to three of the players, Emmanuel, Onazi and Yakubu. The whole squad was excited at this opportunity for them to travel and play professional football. No one of them had previously travelled much around Nigeria, let alone other countries.

The man of God helped the players acquire visas and international passports in a quick and easy process – something that would have taken a laboriously long and painstaking time, had it been that they were alone. He also paid for the flight ticket and gave them cash gifts for their welfare while in Sweden. Apart from that, T.B. Joshua sent one of the church evangelists, a Swedish guy with the boys to take care of them and introduce them to all things Swedish.

On arrival in Sweden, though met by a challenging and bitterly cold climate, the boys immediately showed what they were made of. The very day they arrived, they were tested in a match. Before the end of the first half, Emmanuel had scored 3 goals, Onazi 2 and Yakubu had done some superb assists. The coach quickly removed the Nigerians in the second half to allow them to rest, realizing that they had struck gold. The final score was 7-1, and it was glaringly clear that the three new players from My People FC were a cut above the rest.

To be continued…

A little history…

June 8, 2009

“When you discover the direction of your calling, you will astonish yourself, you will make a difference in your world.” T.B. Joshua

football2Well… My People FC all started in the latter part of 2008 when a thought and dream that had long been nurtured in the heart of T.B. Joshua was propelled into reality. This dream was to establish a football club that would seek and find young fresh talent, support them financially, emotionally and spiritually so as to help them to reach their goal. The number of very talented young players on the streets of Africa is increasing daily and there is a great gap that needs to be filled in the lives of these players. T.B. Joshua and My People FC plays a part in filling that gap. During those months the church welcomed hundreds of players for tryouts, some of whom were selected to be part of the My People FC squad. Both those who were taken and those who were not were given transport money. They came from literally every corner of the country of Nigeria and some even came from neighbouring countries. Those selected formed My People FC. A rigorous training schedule for the boys commenced as they came together everyday always looking for improvement in their skills. Various friendly matches were arranged and with an unbeaten record, it became clear to see that these players were among the best in the country. With support and assistance, they could go far.