EXTRA: 'I saw God' — Taribo West talks on how he turned into a minister
Taribo West, the previous Super Eagles protector, says he turned into a pastor after his football profession since God appeared to him "one on one".
He said: "For what reason would I change from being a footballer to turning into a minister? I saw God one-on-one. That is the place where my progress began; From the field to the lectern.
"We were celebrating. In that, a lady coincidentally found me and said: 'Sir, please may I know your name?' I said: 'I'm Mr No name'. She said: 'May I know where you live?' I said: 'I live no place.' She left with irritation.
"In the sparkle of an eye, I just heard a discernible voice. Also, it came like a slap. It said: 'Switch, turn.' I turned. It said: 'Take a gander at the lady. Search for her now and call that lady and apologize to her. I said that to you.' That must be a voice from God.
"So I exchanged, similar to a Robocop, I begin looking for the lady, and when this sister came right from America, she revealed to me a great deal of predictions. What's more, she advised me in the following a couple of years; I would open a congregation. Every one of the predictions she gave me happened."
West enrolled 42 appearances for the Super Eagles somewhere in the range of 1994 and 2005.
He was likewise important for the Nigerian side that won the gold award in the football occasion of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
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