The Kumasi-based Christian pastor, Stephen Adom Kyei-Duah, who had predicted that Ghana would reach the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup has found the right excuse for his failed promise insisting his prophesy was not fulfilled because of the chaos in the Black Stars camp.
Kyei-Duah, who was recorded on Youtube to have rightly predicted the results of the opening two Black Stars matches at the World Cup, joins a long list of pastors who have been shamed by their failed predictions.
This further diminishes trust many football fans have placed in spiritualists who claim they can predict scores and even overturn the results of matches.
He said even though he had prophesied Ghana was going to proceed to the next stage of the competition, events
Prophet Kyei-Duah said if God had a blessing for you and you donâ€™t prepare yourself to receive it, you should expect that blessing to elude you.
Ghanaâ€™s participation at the World Cup ended on Thursday when the Black Stars were beaten 2:1 by Portugal.
Prophet Kyei-Duah called on Ghanaians to sit back and ask questions on what actually happened and prepare well for future tournaments. He argued that the wrangling in camp, agitations over money (appearance fee) and indiscipline were issues that could have incurred the wrath of God for Him to decide to snatch victory and glory from Ghana.
Prophet Kyei-Duah insisted that prophecies are not established and be fulfilled at all cost just because God had ordained it. It does not work like that, for you must condition yourself and work on it.
He said the fact that the first two prophecies on the USA and Germany matches were fulfilled meant that, God had already done it, but said in this world, when one is giving you something and you do not prepare yourself for it, you lose it.
â€œWe should stop rush judgement and do a post-mortem,â€ he said and added that "man proposes but God disposes â€œ.
Prophet Kyei-Duah said even when the prophecies were put aside and one looked at the performance of the players in the USA and Germany matches, morale was high, which was indicative that Ghana was performing better only to slump in the Portugal match.
â€œI have given a lot of prophecies and many of them were correctly predicted. I do not see why someone should say I am a false prophet.â€
He said he had been able to prophesy since 2009 till now and many of those prophecies came to pass.
Prophet Kyei-Duah, had prophecised at a church service at his Believers Worship Centre at Kenyasi in Kumasi as far back as December 31, 2013 that God had revealed to him that the Black Stars were going all the way to the semi-finals.
â€œOne loss, one draw, one win. Ghana will go to the next stage of the tournament with four points. Ghanaians have to relax; weâ€™ll get to the semi-finals,â€ he had said.
He subsequently published a number of video recordings on Youtube in which he was seen prophesying the outcomes of the USA-Ghana and the Ghana-Germany matches ahead of the encounters.
Below are various prophecies made by Kyei-Duah
December 31, 2013
Before USA-Ghana match
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