Zimbabwe 3-0 Libya: Prophet Chiza’s prophecy on tonight’s match
Pamela Shumba Chronicle Reporter
ZIMBABWE will reach the final of the Orange Africa Nations Championships (Chan), says a prophet who correctly predicted their match result against Mali in the quarter-finals.Prophet Blessing Chiza, leader of the Bulawayo-headquartered Faith in God (FIG) Eagle Life Assembly, was unerring — telling Warriors coach Ian Gorowa they would beat Mali 2-1.
And yesterday, on the eve of tonight’s semi-final clash between Zimbabwe and Libya, Chiza told Chronicle that the Warriors would beat The Greens 3-0.
But Chiza was quick to mention that it was important for the players to have faith in prophecy for the dream to come true. He has been speaking to at least six players in the Warriors camp.
“I strongly sense in the spirit that the Warriors of Zimbabwe will beat Libya with three goals. I also see that Libya might not score any goals. I see Zimbabwe proceed to the Chan final. If the Warriors believe, all things are possible,” said Chiza.
“It’s God’s will for Zimbabwe to win this tournament and bring the trophy home. If the Warriors don’t believe that God wants them to bring the trophy home, they will blow away their golden God-given chance because of doubt.”
Chiza, citing 2 Chronicles 20:20 in the Bible, said “the wise listen and have faith when the prophets speak and they believe.”
He emphasised that he was not 100 percent accurate in his prophecies, but he put his faith to the test by insisting that Zimbabwe — who have lost in the first round in two previous tournaments — were on the verge of reaching the final.
“I see great displays of skills from Milton [Ncube], Rio [Moyo], Kuda [Mahachi], [Masimba] Mambare, Simba [Sithole] and Hardlife [Zvirekwi]. [George] Chigova will save goals like nobody’s business from now on,” Chiza went on.
“I see Rio and two others scoring spectacular goals, propelling Zimbabwe to the finals.”
The man of God, who last year accurately predicted that Highlanders would beat How Mine 3-0 to lift the Mbada Diamonds Cup, said he could “hear the sound of celebrations in Zimbabwe” whenever he sleeps.
“Cars hooting and people shouting, ‘Warriors! Zimbabwe! Winners! African Champions!’ All we need to do is to believe and stop using juju.”
Mali beat African giants and one of the tournament’s favourites, Nigeria, 2-1 in the group stages. The result forced football fans to write-off Zimbabwe when the country met Mali in the quarter-finals.
But Chiza maintained that the Warriors would prevail. The preacher, who has seen his church grow on the back of publicity from his football match predictions, said he was using football to get non-believers to see the power of God at work.
“Why is God interested in football? I think I now have the answer because the devil is involved too much. He [the devil] has often visited me in my sleep to say, ‘Chiza leave football alone, don’t interfere. Why are you praying for the Warriors?’ My question now is, why is the devil worried and not happy with my soccer predictions and prophesies if they mean nothing?”