Angry followers are still hunting for the self-proclaimed betting tips prophet after giving wrong AFCON predictions.
While Nigerians are still grieving over the embarrassing loss of its female football team, Super Falcons to their German counterparts, former secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ebonyi State, Reverend Dr. Simeon Chinedu Ononogbu, has blamed “deceitful” spirit for his failed prediction.
The cleric had predicted that the Super Falcons will reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Women World Cup in France, while placing that the neighboring Harambe Stars would beat Algeria with more than three goals something that also never came true.
Due to the vast trust majority of his followers have in him, they rushed to the popular betting sites and companies to place bets in order to benefit from the sure wins predicted by the man of God, only to record mega losses.
In his defense, Ononogbu said: “ He apologized to his followers saying It is a pity that the prediction on the popular teams failed which means that it was not a revelation from God. We have so many spirits that can deceive people and if we are not careful, we will make mistakes such as this.
The bible says that some spirits at times, transform into angels of light to talk to us.
We have “fallen’’ spirits that deceive the children of God because we are humans and weaker than the other spirits.
“At times when we don’t interpret properly, we will have problems out of it and this can also be seen as a wrong interpretation,” he said.
Ononogbu had predicated that the Falcons would reach the semi-finals of the tournament, while the host, France, would place fifth.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, he however, insisted that in spite of the failed prophesy, the revelation of France placing fifth in the tournament still stands because it is from God.
“This particular interpretation was clearer than that of the Falcons and we should wait till the end of the competition for its fulfillment,” he said.
Ononogbu urged Nigerians not to judge him with the failed prophesy as he had correctly made eight-significant prophesies which were fulfilled.
“I earlier predicted the visit of Rev, Uma Ukpai to Ebonyi and those who refused to heed the directive on the venue saw the number of people that died,” he revealed.