TB JOSHUA IS GREECE’S BIGGEST THREAT IN SA WORLD CUP – GREEK NATIONAL NEWSPAPER
A report in Greece's national newspaper, 'Ta Nea' has suggested that the Greek National teams biggest threat to their South African dreams come June is none other than Nigeria's own Pastor TB Joshua...
With Greece and Nigeria drawn in the same group for the first ever African World Cup in South Africa, the Greek Press has taken keen interest in the circumstances behind the Super Eagles dramatic qualification. Greek manager Otto Rehhagel, who was at the helm of affairs at their historic European triumph in 2004, is also said to have taken note of the pastor's input in Nigerian football. “The pastor is considered the greatest opponent of Otto Rehhagel in the World Cup of SA, because it appears he is responsible for Nigeria's qualification to the finals,” said the report, aptly titled 'The Father Of Football Miracles'.
The story chronicled Joshua's recent rise to relevance in African football, noting his purported impact in Ghana's U-20 World Cup victory as well as his influence in Nigeria's impressive outing at the U-17 World Cup where they eventually turned out runners up. Aside from his prophetic insight to coaches, the article also mentioned notable players who had received prayers from Joshua for various injuries, the most recent of which was Everton Ace Joseph Yobo, who is said to have received healing at The SCOAN from a hamstring injury sustained at the AFCON.
“The Synagogue Church of all Nations is famous in Africa among the soccer players and the coaches,” wrote George Nasmis, a sports writer for Ta Nea. “Its platform is found in a poor area of the capital of Nigeria, Lagos, and its spiritual pastor is T.B. Joshua.” Describing The SCOAN as a 'specialist in soccer miracles', the article then recounted Shaibu Amodu's visit to the church, even as a Muslim, where he thanked God for Nigeria's qualification against all odds.
“The qualification of the Super Eagles to the finals of the World Cup was almost impossible and only a miracle would save us,” Ta Nea quoted Amodu as saying at a thanksgiving service in The SCOAN. “Some believed that even that would not be enough. But after Joshua's intervention the team qualified”. Nigeria dramatically qualified for the World Cup after a last-gasp triumph over Kenya, with the unfortunate Tunisia falling to Mozambique. Nigeria and Greece will also have to surmount the challenges of facing Argentina and South Korea in their bid to get past the group stages in South Africa.
Pastor TB Joshua, known for his accurate prophetic messages and extensive charitable activities, also has a football academy, My People FC, which produced the MVP of the U-17 World Cup in Sani Emmanuel.