The leader of INRI evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has prophesied that in 2021, Lionel Messi 'will not make a difference for Barcelona'. The cleric also revealed that 'Cristiano Ronaldo will have issues with Juventus'.
Primate Ayodele made this known in a statement sent to AllNews on Wednesday.
The Lagos-based clergyman is one of the most popular Nigerian pastors, prominent for issuing prophecies.
He has been active in evangelism for more than 30 years, AllNews understands.
Aside from prophesying about unarguably the two biggest football stars, Primate Ayodele also spoke about the fate of other soccer stars: Egypt's Mohamed Salah, Nigeria's Alex Iwobi, Brazil duo of David Luiz and Willian.
He said he foresees that Salah who has been at Merseyside since 2017, will move away from Liverpool. However, he was not specific about the time.
"Lionel Messi will be benched in Barcelona even as he will not make a difference," Primate Ayodele said.
"Alex Iwobi [of Everton] will not be active in his club.
"Cristiano Ronaldo will have issues with Juventus Club.
"David Luiz will face unforeseen circumstances.
"For Mohamed Salah, I foresee that this player will move from Liverpool to another club, but he will not be able to move gloriously in his next move.
"Willian will not be able to get his bearings right. He will be neglected as he will not be used often on the field. Willan will be benched."
"Chelsea Coach, Real Madrid Coach, Arsenal Coach, Wolves Coach, Manchester United Coach, Juventus Coach, AC Milan Coach, Atletico Madrid Coach will want to change or have issues with their club management," Primate Ayodele further stated.
"Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) will have some irregularities that will be exposed.
"The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will have problems.
"Also, let us pray not to lose any Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) member.
"Let us pray not to lose any football owner.
"Let us pray not to lose any wrestler.
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"There will be conspiracy among them.
"Let them pray not to lose any Sports Editor."