How Senegal Shamed Primate Ayodele, Kenyan Prophet Over Prophecy on 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final

How Senegal Shamed Primate Ayodele, Kenyan Prophet Over Prophecy on 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Senegal won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon despite several prophecies ahead of the final
  • Famous Nigerian cleric Primate Ayodele had stated that the only condition for the Teranga Lions to win the tie is to get a goal against Egypt within 78 minutes
  • Another pastor from Kenya had earlier claimed that he saw that an Arab nation was crowned champions of the tournament

Primate Ayodele, who is the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, had prophesied before the AFCON 2021 final that should Senegal fail to score within 78 minutes, Egypt will be crowned champions.

A video had also circulated on social media showing another Kenyan pastor claiming that ‘he saw’ an Arab country win the coveted African football prize in Cameroon.

On his part, Primate Ayodele emphasised that the Lord ‘revealed’ to him that the only condition for Senegal to beat Egypt is if they score before the 78th minute.

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He added that should the encounter stretch into a penalty shootout, the Pharaohs of Egypt will carry the day.

Ayodele said as per Best Choice Sports:

“Senegal/Egypt today, honestly speaking, without mincing word, if they play in tactical ways, if Senegal works very well, they don’t go to a penalty but if they go to penalty with Egypt, final.
“If they put themselves in order, 78 minutes, it is a win for Senegal. If they allow Egypt to overlap, then they will give it to Egypt. That is what the Lord says.
“78 minute is for Senegal, the moment Egyptians work around it, it may not go their way.

However, none of the prophecies came to pass as the Teranga Lions won the encounter after penalty shootout after the match ended goalless.

Egypt goalkeeper busted

Meanwhile, Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal seems to have forgotten that his water bottle contained penalty information of all Senegal players as he left it on the pitch.

Gabaski who had a great tournament in Cameroon was handed the Man of the Match award for the final AFCON match involving Egypt and Senegal.

He had a fine performance against the hosts in the semi-final putting up brilliant saves during the penalty shootout to defeat Indomitable Lions.

Jamie Carragher slams Egypt

Sports Brief earlier reported that Jamie Carragher has castigated Egypt’s coaching decision to select Mohammed Salah as the Pharaoh's fifth penalty taker as the Pharaohs lost to Senegal in the AFCON finals Complete Sports reports.

Carragher in a post on Twitter has now slammed that decision by the Egyptian technical crew insisting Salah should have been allowed to take the first kick.

The Teranga Lions won their first-ever AFCON trophy thanks to a penalty shoot-out victory over seven-time winners Egypt with Sadio Mane scoring the final kick to seal the win.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.