I Knew Black Stars Can’t Win – Rev. Owusu Bempah
Popular preacher, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, has said he knew deep in his heart the Black Stars could never have won the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and therefore there was no way he could have prophesied that Ghana would lift the cup.
The Christian leader categorically denied he had ever said anywhere that the Black Stars would lift the Cup and he boldly challenged anyone with a counter evidence to make it public and shame him.
“I am a footballer and I understand football. It is only a prophet who does not understand football that would prophesy and dare say that the Black Stars would win the Cup. We were all praying with faith and giving encouragement. But we knew that the way the coach was behaving, there was no way we would have won this tournament. I felt we should encourage them with prayers so maybe God would show His glory. But I never stood anywhere to prophesy and say the Black Stars would life the Cup”, Rev. Owusu Bempah told Kwame Nkrumah Tikese on Okay FM Tuesday morning.
The Man of God criticized Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah for the defeat and said if the coach would continue to handle the team, he should be made to do things right.
“The coach was behaving as if his hands were tied behind him. If he himself tied his own hands, I can’t tell. But to be frank with you, Kwesi Appiah is to be blamed…. There are some players who should not have been on the bench in times like this. Someone like Kwadwo Asamoah. He is not a player to be benched for a long period. Asamoah Gyan is also one. Although Asamaoh Gyan’s speed and smartness has reduced a bit, his influence in the team can make an impact because when you field him, he shorts defenders from the opposite team. Why do you let Asamoah Gyan be on the bench and bring him on the field at the ninetieth minute? I don’t know why the coach did that.
“Asamoah Gyan should have been brought in early. When you bring him in ten minutes to full time, he is not a magician. What can he do? He is a star player and his influence alone can cause some shortage in the opposing team. The boys did very well but I blame the coach. I blame Kwesi Appiah”, Rev. Owusu Bempah noted.
Owusu Bempah, during the interview repeated several times: “I have never stood anywhere and prophesied that God had told me that the Black Stars would bring the cup to Ghana. It is not true. And if anyone says he knows where I made such a statement, he should bring the evidence. God did not show me anything about the Black Stars.
God did not speak to me about the Black Stars. I have faith that we would win our match with Guinea Bissau so we should all add our faith to it. I said we should pray for the Black Stars to win the cup itself. But I insisted that I was speaking my mind and wish but not what God has told me.”
BLACK STARS WILL FAIL
Before the start of AFCON 2019 Friday June 21, Prophet Ebenezer Adarkwa Opambour Yiadom the leader of the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Center in Kumasi has categorically said the Black Stars would fail.
The controversial Christian leader, with a huge following, said he was speaking the voice and mind of God about the Black stars.
He said: “Ghana’s Black Stars would suffer the team’s worst performance and cannot play any successful match all through their participation in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament. This would be the worst of their performance. It would be the worst African cup the Black Stars has ever participated in and their performance would be the worst in history.
“I am a Prophet and I speak what God has asked me to speak. If the Black Stars does not seek the face and voice of God before they start the tournament, they would never succeed. They would never succeed or see victory in this year’s African Cup tournament unless they go to the competition in the name of the Lord”, Opambour stated during a live television broadcast on his Prophet-1 Television station a week before the tournament commenced.