Ogenyi Onazi and ex-U17 star Emmanuel Sani have joined millions of Nigerians to mourn the demise of Prophet T.B Joshua.
The popular prophet, who was also a philanthropist, contributed to football development and impacted on the careers of both players.
When contacted to confirm the death of the founder of Synagogues of All Nations, Onazi simply said: “Sad truth”
He further wrote on his Instagram page: “Rest In Peace Papa”
The former Lazio star Onazi in recent interview told SCORENigeria that the late Prophet prayed for him to help him achieve his dream.
“I did not make the open screening of the Golden Eaglets and thereafter I joined a friend to go to Lagos for TB Joshua to pray for me,” he recounted.
“He prayed for me and I joined his team My People’s FC, who later played in a tournament in Sweden, where we did well and I was recalled to the Golden Eaglets by the new coach of the team (John Obuh).”
In same vein, former U17 star striker Sani Emmanuel, is also in mourning mood as he also benefited from the departed man of the God.
He wrote on his Facebook: “REST IN PEACE DADDY😭😭😭💔💔🙏🙏”
The man of God was the founder of My People Football Academy, Lagos.
He died in Lagos on Saturday June 5.