SUDDENLY, coaches are beginning to handover their technical duties to men of God. Before now, every coach is as good as his last jo
b. Little wonder therefore they say that there are two types of coaches. Those who have been sacked and those waiting to be sacked.
But the fear of failure is driving coaches to seek divine intervention in their touchline duties. The world over acclaimed the superlative performance of Ghanaian U-20 team who shot themselves into reckoning as they became the first African team to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the land of Pharaohs, Egypt. And just as the world applauds him for his heroics, coach Emmanuel Tetteh has attributed Ghanaâ€™s success to the man of God in Nigeria, T.B. Joshua.
And in a broadcast on his Emmanuel Television, Joshua recorded it for the doubting Thomases who have refused to acknowledge him as â€˜Godâ€™s sentâ€™. During the nerve-wrecking, tension-soaked penalty shoot-out, Tetteh was on phone asking Joshua on the jersey numbers to take the spot kick. And he rightfully obliged dishing out the numbers and assuring that God has destined the cup to go to the former Gold Coast. And indeed, Ghana ruled the world.
For the Ghanaians, itâ€™s not new seeking salvation from the anointed Son of God in Nigeria. Their President, John Atta Mills made the pilgrimage to Nigeria where T.B. Joshua anointed him and told him to go to bed as he would become the next President. It came to happen and the President had since returned thanks.
Before the commencement of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria, many Nigerians gave up hope of any fine outing by their flagbearers, Golden Eaglets. What with the almighty MRI taking its toll and knocking out many over-aged players. But Coach John Obuh would not want to walk alone. He herded his players for blessing from T.B. Joshua. Even when Germany shot them thrice, Obuh got assurance from Joshua that the Eaglets would not be vanquished.
The match ended on a dramatic 3-3 note. And since then, there is no stopping the defending champions. Even wobbly Green Eagles got the nod from TB when Mozambique came to town. He assured that the winning goal would come late. And it came to pass. And as Nigerians panic over the Eaglesâ€™ chances of qualifying for 2010 World Cup, we might ask Coach TB on the way out of the quandary.