Four years ago, 19-year-old Angel Gomes visited TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of all Nations in Lagos and shared his experiences with some issues that were affecting his career.
The clip from his visit was shared on Twitter and quickly went viral.
Like everyone else, Gomes spoke in front of the congregation and explained his problem. He said:
“I’ve been having injuries around my hip and groin which have been affecting me playing. I also suffered 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.”
The football player was then forced to react to the video, explaining that he is from a Christian family and was only following his mother’s advice. He wrote:
“Regarding the video that has come out from 2016. I am from a Christian family 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 practicing my faith.
”I didn’t really need to explain myself but a lot of people was 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.”