Praying to win?

 Planet Sport Football Africa presenter Steve Vickers (left) in conversation with football analyst Solomon Ashoms (right).

Planet Sport Football Africa presenter Steve Vickers (left) in conversation with football analyst Solomon Ashoms (right).

“It’s necessary to pray before anything you do, not just a football match. But at times, the outcome of what you prayed for doesn’t reflect what you asked God.”

“Football is not part of spiritual events, as such God has nothing to do with prayer at a football match.”

Just a couple of responses from listeners to Planet Sport Football Africa, who heard an interview with the 1997 African Footballer of the Year, Victor Ikpeba in one of the programmes. In the interview, Ikpeba said that he always prayed before matches but that the prayers may not actually affect the result of the game, leading to an interesting conversation between programme presenter Steve Vickers and regular football analyst Solomon Ashoms.

This programme is just one example of how sport opens a door to discuss spiritual things and enter into online conversations with listeners.

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