Rev Father Ejike Mbaka, spiritual leader of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has said that he will support French club Paris Saint-Germain [PSG] following Lionel Messi’s recent switch to the capital club after spending 21 exceptional years at FC Barcelona.
The outspoken priest, whilst addressing his members at the Adoration Ministry said that Messi is a gift to the world of football and to the present generation. He said that goodness will shine upon him at his new club [PSG]. He wondered why Barcelona failed to retain the forward’s services after he suffered with them during the past years.
“After suffering with them all these years, Barcelona have said that they can no longer sustain his contract. They said it is difficult.
“Messi will always be an important gift to the world of football, and there is no doubt that goodness will be his wherever he goes. Where he chooses to go, we will follow.
“We believe in his God-given talents, so wherever he goes, we will follow,” Mbaka said.
The Enugu-based priest has been in the news on several occasions for confronting the regime of dictator Buhari for failing to deliver good governance to the people of Nigeria. On April, 29, 2021, Mbaka called on dictator Buhari to resign from office over his appalling incompetence and for leading Nigeria towards the path of perdition.
The priest has also called out the dictator for refusing to deal decisively with Boko Haram and Fulani terrorists who maim, abduct and kill innocent people with unmitigated impunity.
When the Buhari dictatorship kidnapped IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya, and then tried to repatriate Sunday Igboho from Benin Republic, the priest said that the duo were not responsible for the kidnappings and perpetual killings in Nigeria. He asked dictator Buhari to go after terrorists and leave campaigners of self-determination alone. Mbaka also wondered why dictator Buhari tolerates terrorism and crime but reacts aggressively towards citizens demanding for justice and good governance.
Tired of his constant criticisms, the Buhari dictatorship prevailed on the Catholic authorities to suspend Mbaka in May of 2021. Mabaka was subsequently suspended for 30 days, with the firm instruction that he refrains from talking about political issues upon his return from suspension.
But the priest has since refused to back down.