Super Eagles Midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has recalled how he almost missed out on the U-17 National team but was later recalled due to prayers from Popular Nigerian Pastor, T.B Joshua.

Onazi who was part of the silver winner team at the 2009 U-17 World cup held in Nigeria recounted his Experience:

"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 said

"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).”

Onazi has since went on to become a member of the senior National team, Featuring 52 times for the Super Eagles in competitive Matches. He was also part of the team led by Late Coach Stephen Keshi which picked a gold Medal at the 2013 AFCON tournament.