Sunday, 12 June 2016
Prophet Ayodele opens up: I warned Keshi, I even wrote a letter to him
The popular Spiritual Head of INRI Church, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, who like other Nigerians, is still sad over the death of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has disclosed that he actually warned the soccer legend to seek the face of God after the AFCON 2013 Nations Cup.
Ayodele, while speaking to Daily Sun, said he wrote Keshi a personal letter after the South Africa 2013 Nations Cup campaign to intimate him of the divine revelations he got.
“I have been in deep pains since I learnt of his death. Keshi was a soccer icon. He served Nigeria well both as a player and as a coach. I remember writing him a personal letter after the Nations Cup in South Africa and warned him to seek the face of God. He needed prayers and I told Nigerians then that Keshi has completed his assignment with the Eagles after the Nations Cup and that Eagles needed another coach to move forward.”
Ayodele urged Nigerian football buffs not to dismiss divine revelations, even as he insisted that the country does not need a foreign coach ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
“I have sent messages to the NFF and I hope they will listen. I have told them the Abuja Glass House needs some spiritual cleansing [jazz getting into football these days]. On the Eagles, I have made it clear that what the Eagles need now is not a foreign coach. This is what God revealed to me. I m not saying it to attract publicity or for any financial gain."