TB Joshua, the Senior Pastor of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), has been creditied with Ghana’s 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup victory in Egypt.
Former Ghana U-20 midfielder, Gladson Awako, claims Joshua offered the team prayers before each match and arranging the order of the team’s penalty takers in the final against Brazil.
Ghana became the first nation in Africa to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup, when they defeated Brazil 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.
“During the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, we normally gathered around the centre to pray,” The 31-year-old said in an Instagram live chat with YAC Media.
“The coach usually made us speak to a man on the phone.
“He’ll put the phone on loudspeaker, so we could all hear and then pray and do what he says.
“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 did not know who it was until we won the cup, and they told us the man was TB Joshua.”