Criticism of Ghana church which organised thanksgiving for Chelsea

News about the special thanksgiving service that a Ghanaian church organised in the wake of Chelsea’s Premier League success has been going around social media.

Long-time Chelsea fan Pastor Azigiza told the BBC he wanted to use the power of football to talk about God.

t seems that Living Streams International church in the capital, Accra, has come in for a lot of criticism.

Jesse Abedi-Boafo says:

Let the pastor organise a party in his house in honour of Chelsea… nothing wrong with that, but to dedicate a whole church service in honour of a football club, it’s only here in Africa we’ll hear of such things. God have mercy on our continent for we’re blind and far behind.

Abongile Gotye says:

Wow… Too many glory hunters in one church jumping on the bandwagon of a successful sporting club from the other side of the world. Couldn’t they just do that for local clubs Asante Kotoko or Hearts Of Oaks, if they are so in love with footy?

But Echere Henry Nzubechi comes to the defence of the church:

People are really foolish. What is wrong with a Church organising a thanksgiving to God for the victory of a team that the pastor loves?

Two people wearing an Arsenal and Chelsea shirt

Living Streams International

The church wanted to encourage friendly rivalry

BBC

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