Former Golden Eaglets striker, Sani Emmanuel, has revealed that there is a grand plan to bring down his mentor, Prophet TB Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), by some ‘powerful men of God’ in Nigeria, using his current pathetic situation.
Sani who was the Most Valuable Player at the U-17 World Cup help in Nigeria in 2009, had fallen on bad times due to persistent life-threatening injuries and had cried out for financial assistance to undergo a surgery on social media a few weeks ago.
In a post on his Facebook page, Sani revealed how some men of God have been using some proxies to get him to blackmail Prophet Joshua and paint him as the devil.
Sani exposed that he received a phone call from ‘a woman named Bisola Johnson’ who spoke to him for over two hours, promising substantive financial benefits if he agreed ‘to testify against TB Joshua.’
“She spoke on her relationship with some big men of God,” Sani asserted, adding they would assist him to ‘raise up to 10 million naira for my surgery’ on the condition that he damningly reveal TB Joshua used his ‘star’ for rituals.
“She said I had to change the name Emmanuel as the name is cursed,” Sani continued, revealing that Johnson tried repeatedly “to convince me that TB Joshua is not a real man of God.”
Sani further provided evidence by uploading an audio recording of one of his conversations with Johnson onto SoundCloud where she can be heard coaching him on how to respond if asked about his injury and Joshua’s role in not alleviating it.
Sani’s rise to footballing relevance during the 2009 U-17 World Cup, where he won the coveted Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player was well connected to TB Joshua.
At that time, he played for My People FC, the grassroots football academy founded and funded by Prophet TB Joshua and had revealed that he was also an altar boy in SCOAN.
Clearly miffed at Johnson’s smear campaign against the cleric and her attempts to embroil him in it, Sani stated that he ‘grew up in the Synagogue’ and described Joshua as ‘the best dad in the world.’
“If not TB Joshua, I would have ended up playing street football at a village called Aso Pada in Abuja. He raised me from nobody to somebody.”
Sani also revealed that his social media plea for help led to probing questions from people familiar with his connection to Joshua.
“I have received calls and messages from people, asking why couldn’t the man of God help me or heal me. But Joshua is just like you and I; he is simply being used by God.
A prophet is not a magician. I believe my time of healing will surely come,” he concluded.