COVID-19: Akwa Utd players admonished to seek face of God

Players of Akwa United FC have been encouraged to always join their faith in prayer and call on God for a divine and supernatural intervention as the World and Nigeria in particular is battling the scourge of the deadly coronavirus disease.

The admonition was given to the players over the weekend during the club’s weekly fasting and prayer session.

Interacting through Zoom video conferencing facility, the players were reminded that the situation the world is currently facing, which seems to be difficult for man to handle, can only be salvaged by God Almighty. 

Addressing the players and officials, Chairman of the club Elder Paul Bassey thanked God for keeping every member of the club alive and safe in the midst of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. 

“I wish to sincerely express my gratitude to God Almighty for keeping all of us alive in the face of this challenging situation. Gentlemen, this coronavirus has claimed thousands of lives around the world but here we are, complete as a family, hale and hearty, so we have every reason to thank God for protecting us all.

“I’m particularly happy that we have been able to meet and interact with each other through this zoom technology. It’s wonderful to see all of us in good condition. We will continue to do our best to reach out and stay in touch with every member of this club through this facility as much as possible throughout the period of this nationwide lock down”.

In a brief exhortation, Pastor Anietie Walter who took his Bible reading from Isaiah 45:19, with the theme: “We cannot seek God in vain”.  assured officials and players that God is always ready to deliver and save His people who turn to Him for protection in time of uncertainty. 

Rounding off the prayer and fasting session, the club’s secretary Comrade Omon Bassey, expressed appreciation to God for His love and mercies. He also committed all members of the club, the people of Akwa Ibom State and all Nigerians to God in prayer.

Comrade Omon prayed for God’s blessings and protection, and also for the success of the club in all competitions

Players and officials of Akwa United embarked on break since 20th March due to coronavirus pandemic and more than 30 members of the club were able to connect and interact during the online fasting and prayer session.

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