Rev Eastwood Anaba
The return of football (Bundesliga) last weekend after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic brought joy to lovers of the game across the globe.
Notable among the famished fans is preacher Eastwood Anaba, president of the Eastwood Anaba Ministries and founder of Fountain Gate Chapel.
Ranked among the finest preachers in the country and beyond, the minister of the gospel was captured in a video during a virtual service on Sunday demonstrating his strong affection for the globular leather.
He greeted the return of the German top flight League (Bundesliga) with a lot of joy, saying, “…Yesterday the Bundesliga started, and you should see my joy. This man is a preacher but he loves his football. May God protect them and may they play their football.”
He added, “We want the football back man. I want to see Rashford, Marcus Rashford in action, I want to see Bruno Fernandez back, I want to see Paul Pogba back after that long break, oh Jesus! I’m not talking about Willian, I am not talking about Giroud, Pastor Mike can talk about them. I’m not talking about their goalkeeper… Adaba something Balaga (Kepa Arizabalaga), no, no I am talking about David De Gea.
“You know these are my people. I have been talking to one of the Manchester United players, the man cannot wait to get back and play and l cannot wait to see him on the ball.”
The Manchester United faithful, however, stated that his joy would be made whole when he sees the Rashfords, Hernandez, De Geas, Pogbas, among others, back on the pitch.
In one of his messages, the ‘Odadie’ recalled his days at Presec (Legon) where he ran a ‘shadow’ commentary in a game involving Accra Hearts of Oak with precision.
From the par excellence commentary, the die-hard Hearts of Oak fan again demonstrated how fantastic he was.
Indeed, his zeal for the things of God and consistency make him one of the few revered preachers globally.
Players of the English Premier League began training on Tuesday with the hope of joining their German counterparts soon amid strict COVID-19 protocol observation.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum