The leader of INRI evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has prophesied that both the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and Confederation of African Football (CAF) will be confronted with challenges in 2021.
Primate Ayodele made this known in a statement sent to AllNews on Wednesday.
Primate Ayodele is one of the most popular Nigerian pastors, prominent for issuing prophecies.
The cleric has been active in evangelism for more than 30 years, AllNews understands.
"FIFA will face a series of litigations and must pray against the death of a FIFA official," Primate Ayodele said.
"FIFA needs to pray well against stampede [in stadia].
"The body will be very skeptical about security and they will introduce new reforms in the game of football.
"FIFA will fight against corruption and acts of indiscipline on the parts players.
"FIFA will face some minor challenges.
"Let’s us pray that there shall be no death of a prominent person in FIFA.
"The Body must pray not to mourn.
"FIFA must be very watchful because of financial misappropriations.
"There will be some internal politics that will cause organizational setbacks."
For the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the Lagos-based bishop said:
"They must be careful not to have troubles. And apart from this, CAF will face some difficult times.
"CAF must pray not to lose an ex-official member.
"There will be a new head of affairs in CAF. And of course, CAF will seriously tackle some issues about players’ indiscipline, irregularities, and misbehaviour.
"Some clubs will take CAF to court.
"They will protest against CAF policies.
"CAF will improve soccer in Africa.
"CAF should pray not to lose anybody. A Nigerian will be appointed into CAF."
The clergyman also has this to say about Asian and European football:
"They should pray against calamities and counter calamities that will make the football nations in Asia to mourn.
"Asia will lose a strong financier and football supporter.
"In Europe, let us pray not to lose the Founder of a Club, an official of a Club, a former Coach, a former Player, and a present player.
"Let’s pray so that fans will not be fighting themselves."