The outcome of Nigeria’s first group game against Japan at the Rio 2016 Olympic games was nothing but pure miracle, as was the team’s run to a Bronze medal at the event.
Samson Siasia and his players caught global attention following a messy camping and subsequently flight hiccup, that saw them arrive Manaus only hours to kick off.
Despite, the tumultuous build up to their arrival at the Arena da Amazônia , Lo and behold the tired, jet-lagged Nigerian players dominated a Japan team , who had several days to acclimatize.
Dream Team VI went on to win 5-4 with their opponents having to come from behind severally until they ran out of gas.
In Rio the Dream Team VI showed tenacity and courage but surely, perhaps nobody knew about the amount of prayers that delivered the stunning feat.
A key member of the team and captain at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, Azubuike Okechukwu answered that question.
The 20-year-old played every game for Nigeria, but the 2-0 defeat against Germany when he was served a one-match suspension for accumulated yellow cards.
Azubuike was everywhere on the pitch for the team, but a little secret about him is that he perhaps was also in the upper room, communing with his God on behalf of Siasia‘s men.
In a chat with brila.net the Yeni Malatyaspor player revealed a touching secret about himself.
He said, ‘one thing many people may not know about me, even as a footballer, is that I’m a Prayer Warrior.’
Okechukwu joined Turkish lower division side, Yeni Malatyaspor from Bayelsa United in 2015 and has made such a huge impact for the club, earning him plaudits.
The energetic Midfielder has featured prominently for Yeni and also put them on the verge of promotion to the Super Lig; with hard work and prayers… like he did for the Dream Team VI.
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