Reverend Simeon Ononogbu, a popular Ebonyi-based pastor, has blamed deceitful spirit for his failed prophecy on the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France.
The clergy had reportedly prophesied that the Nigerian team will reach the semi-finals of the competition.
He was also said to have predicted that hosts, France, would finished fifth in the competition.
However, Nigeria lost 3-0 to Germany in the Round of 16 in the tournament on Saturday.
The former Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ebonyi branch, has now said he would be more careful in future prophecies.
“It is a pity that the prediction on the Falcons failed which means that it was not a revelation from God.
“We have so many spirits that can deceive people and if we are not careful, we will make mistakes such as this,” he said.
He also said that several spirits appear to come from God, deceiving people.
“The bible says that some spirits at times, transform into angels of light to talk to us.
“We have “fallen’’ spirits that deceive the children of God because we are humans and weaker than the other spirits,” he added.
Ononogbu, further noted that the prophecy on Falcons could also have failed, because he didn’t interpret the revelation properly.
He, however, insisted that in spite of the failed prophecy on Falcons, the revelation about France placing fifth in the tournament still stands because it is from God.
“This particular interpretation was clearer than that of the Falcons and we should wait till the end of the competition for its fulfillment,” he further said.