Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna Central, has chastised Primate Elijah Ayodele of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church for his 2021 Africa Cup of Nations bid against Nigeria.
The Super Eagles, according to Ayodele, will not win the AFCON, which begins on January 9, 2022 in Cameroon.
Sani claimed in a tweet sent from his verified Twitter account on Monday that Ayodele only predicted that Nigeria would not win, but did not specify who would win.
“My Brother Primate Ayodele prophesied that the Super Eagles would not win the AFCON,” he said, but he refused to predict which country would win.
The male football team would not win the tournament, according to Ayodele, who is known for his annual predictions.
He also stated that his prediction of Gernot Rohr’s dismissal as coach of the Super Eagles came true.
“I’ve been saying it since July, before the removal of the Super Eagles coach (Gernot Rohr), and now that they’re going for the Nations Cup, Nigeria can’t win,” he said.
“They won’t be able to lift the cup; they’ll give it their all, but they won’t be able to succeed because they’ll be eased out technically.”
Ayodele also stated that the Super Eagles would qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022, but he did not specify how far they would advance.