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'I Foresaw Keshi's Death And I Warned Him'

'I Foresaw Keshi's Death And I Warned Him'

Primate Elijah Ayodele

The Spiritual Leader of INRI Spiritual and Evangelical Church, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has spoken on a number of issues the demise of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi; why Nigeria does not need a foreign coach and other matters.

Speaking to Sun newspaper, the cleric said he foresaw Keshi’s death. and warned him about it.

“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.”, he said.

Also speaking on the current crisis in the NFF house, Primate Ayodele said.

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“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.

He further warned Nigeria not to go for a foreign coach but rather stick with an indigenous coach.

“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.

“Let Pinnick Amaju and his board look inwards for a coach. From what God has revealed to me, an indigenous coach will not only qualify the country for the World Cup, but will take the Eagles far in the competition in Russia. Bringing a foreign coach will be a disaster.

“They shouldn’t waste money on a white man. The crisis is not good for our football. If it is not resolved everything will be at a standstill and most of those sponsoring the game will pull out.

“There will be no money in NFF and the country will stop doing well. I just hope the gladiators will seek the face of God and know that the country’s interest and that of our youths should come first,” the cleric stated.

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