A rising Manchester United player, who is also a captain of under-17 England National team, Angel Gomes has visited a popular Nigerian preacher, pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua at his Synagogue Church of All Nation in seeking for deliverance that has been hinder his breakthrough in his chosen career.
Gomes was seen in a video, which trended for hours on Tuesday morning, disclosing his identity and purpose of his visit to the controversial man of God at his worship centre.
In his words, “My name is Angel Gomes, I’m from Manchester. I’m sixteen. I play for Manchester United Football Club. And I’ve been struggling really with injuries”
“I’ve been having injuries around my hip and groin which have been affecting me playing. I also suffered an ankle injury not long ago which kept me out for a long time. These injuries would come at hard times for me; times when I was having a breakthrough or times when I had to go to a tournament or playing games; these injuries would happen quite frequently”
“I play for Man United. I also represent the England national team under-17 level as captain. I have known about the Synagogue Church of Nations for a long time. As my family follows the prophet, my parents are big fans. So we thought it would be a good time for me to come and be touched by the prophet.”
He is reportedly on the verge of signing a new £25,000-per-week contract, as result of confidence United official has in his ability to become future star of the club.
Although, a visit of such to seek spiritual deliverance seems to be strange in the profession, especially among those trading their business in Europe. Indeed, clubs are always insistent on using their own medical teams and trusted practitioners.
However, the player has come out to address the trending video which made the rounds on social media. Angel Gomes revealed that the incident occurred in 2016 and that he was 16 at the time.
Added that the video is nothing out of the ordinary for people from his religion.
In his response “Regarding the video that has come out from 2016. I am from a Christian family and at the time my mum was a fan of the pastor, and she really wanted me to go. I was going through some issues.
“From the outside looking in it looks crazy, but I was just practising my faith. I didn’t really need to explain myself but a lot of people were asking me what the video was about.
“I was young at the time and if my parents thought something was best for me I would do it. There are far more important issues out there in the world we can tackle,” he declared.