Catholic priest, Rev. Fth. Ejike Mbaka of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Wednesday at the adoration ground, Umuchigbo, Iji-Nike, presented a cheque of two Million Naira (N2,000,000.00) to the management of 2016 NPFL league champions, Rangers International F.C who presented to trophy to him for more blessings.
After a thanksgiving mass attended by over ten thousand worshipers, players, coaches, supporters, sports journalists, government officials during which the priest congratulated the team for achieving the landmark feat of breaking a 32 year jinx of trophy drought that had been the lot of the club.
In his homily, Rev. Fth. Mbaka extolled the qualities of the current crop of players and coaches who believed in his prophesies that they will be crowned champions of the league and worked diligently towards achieving the prophesies of God through him.
“I am indeed very glad that you did not disappoint me. The Holy Spirit sent me and I delivered the message to you and you never deviated from that rout. It is also noteworthy that the first place to deliver the trophy is the throne of God. More trophies shall follow this one,” he prophesied.
Enugu state commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Charles Ndukwe, who was overwhelmed with joy said after the thanksgiving church service, “I am indeed very grateful to God who through His son, Rev. Fth. Mbaka, ensured we achieved this great feat. We thought of no other way to show our gratitude than to bring the trophy before Him and seek more divine blessings as we tackle teams from the continent. To God almighty do we owe this success and more to come.”
Captain of the cup winning Rangers International, Okey Odita, said, “This is the happiest day of my career. Bringing the glory to the house of God who made it possible for us to win the league despite all the challenges faced. I am fulfilled. I thank God for His grace through His son and servant, Rev. Fth. Mbaka who has been praying for this team since he prophesised that victory shall be ours at the end of the season. It is a wonderful feeling.”
It would be recalled that Rangers were crowned the league champions at the end of hostilities in the 2015/2016 season amassing 63 points from 36 matches scoring 53 goals and conceding 37 to end over a three decades of search for domestic league diadems after a comprehensive 4-0 demolition of El-Kanemi Warriors in the last match of the season inside a capacity filled Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu.