Prophet Nicholas Osei, popularly known as Prophet Kumchacha of the Accra-based Heaven’s Gate Ministries has refuted beliefs that prayers can help win football matches or a tournament.
He stated that prayers alone can never win a football match, but determination and hard work are the only tools for winning a football game.
Speaking on Accra-based Onua TV, the vocal prophet intimated that though he is praying that God will see them (the Black Stars) through, anyone who says prayers are the only way is a liar.
“When a bad prophet prophesies doom on the townfolk, he is also affected. So as a good citizen, I, Prophet Kumchacha, pray that they win.
“But we do not use prayer to play football. Anyone who says we use prayer to play the game is a lair. It is your hard work and swiftness,” he stated.
Speaking further, Kumchacha advised the players to stay away from excessive sexual encounters, for he believes doing so will make them weak and probably lose all matches.
He told them to focus on the reason they are in Qatar and deliver up to expectations because if they fail woefully, Ghanaians will be angry at them.
“They should not go there and be having indiscriminate sex because Black Stars players like having sex a lot.
“There have been many instances that we travel to places, and they expand their energy on sex, and the nation loses. So if they dare try that again this time, the way people will beat them,” he warned.
The vocal prophet stressed, “I pray that they win. But football is not about prayers. Any Pastor that says football is about prayers is a liar.”
Ghana is set to lock horns with the Portuguese side on Thursday, November 24 in Doha at Stadium 974, in their first World Cup Group Stage campaign.
In the subsequent fixtures, the Black Stars will move ahead to meet South Korea on Monday, November 28, and finally Uruguay on Friday, December 2.
Meanwhile, African countries have been abysmal in the ongoing Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup; all the representatives except Ghana, who is yet to play, registered no goals in their first matches.
Senegal conceded two goals against the Orange Boys of the Netherlands on Monday, November 21; Tunisia played a goalless draw with Denmark; Morocco also played a goalless draw with Croatia; and Cameron tasted a one-goal defeat against Switzerland earlier on Thursday, November 24.