NEWS trending in Ghana this morning has revealed that Nigerian internationally renowned Televangelist and Prophet T.B. Joshua was the brain behind the success of Ghana’s U-20 World Cup-winning team during the Mundial Tournament in Egypt. Ghana won the competition at the Cairo International Stadium on 16 October 2009.
The game was the fourth time Ghana had played Brazil in a major final at youth level. The score before the match was 2-1 to Brazil who had won the 1993 U-20 World Cup final and the 1997 U-17 World Cup final (inspired by a fresh-faced kid going by the name of Ronaldinho).
Ghana’s own triumph came courtesy of a 3-2 win in the 1995 U-17 World Cup final. The Tournament in Egypt gave the Black Satellites of Ghana an opportunity to make it 2-2 in the series. They did and the Ghanaians have not forgotten the roles of TB Joshua in this amazing victory.
One of the heroes of that tournament, Gladson Awako, in an Instagram interview conducted in Ghana explained how everything that would happen to the team at the tournament, the team’s pattern of play and strategies and the outcomes of the games were revealed to the Ghanaian National U-20 Team by T.B. Joshua who apparently was approached for prayers towards the team’s success at the World Cup Competition
It would be recalled that Ghana, one of West Africa’s football power-houses emerged in 2009 as the first African country to conquer the universe by winning the U-20 World Cup.
The young Ghanaians, coached by Sellas Tetteh went through difficult preliminaries but eventually got to the final against all expectations to face the almighty tournament favourite, Brazil.
The team then went ahead to stun the world with an amazing victory over the South Americans juggernauts on penalties with Emmanuel Agyemang Badu scoring the winner.
According to Gladson Awako, who incidentally was the nation’s Olympics team skipper, “TB Joshua told us everything about the tournament and it exactly came to pass.”
Awako said that initially, he didn’t know who the prayer warrior who always prayed for and prophesied to the entire team before each game was but he later discovered the man’s identity at the end of the tournament.
According to Awako in an interview with YAC Media Production via Instagram Live, “During the U-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009, we normally gathered around the centre to pray. The coach usually made us speak to a man on phone.
He would put the phone on loudspeaker so we could all hear and then pray and encouraged us to do what he told us. Most of the things he said came to pass especially the final. He predicted that we would get an early red card and also told us how we would arrange the penalty takers. All that came to pass.
“Honestly, I didn’t know who it was until we won the cup and they told us the man was TB Joshua’, he added.