Nigerian pastor, Ifeanyi Uwakwe, has sparked reactions online after he was seen celebrating Chelsea’s Champions League victory inside his church on Sunday, May 30.
Chelsea stunned Man City in Porto on Saturday, May 29, to win the Champions League for the second time in their history.
Chelsea managed a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the final of the competition at the Estadio do Dragao to emerge Champions League winners for the second time in the club’s history. The only goal of the encounter came in the 42nd minute when Kai Havertz found the back of the net having rounded the goalkeeper to the delight of Chelsea fans across the globe.
In celebration of the victory, the Owerri-based ‘Truelight Ministries’ headed by pastor Uwakwe organised a thanksgiving service for the feat. Several members of his congregation were clad in Blue colours while the pastor himself raised a Chelsea branded flag as they rejoiced.
It is Chelsea’s second time winning the competition, having won it in 2012 under the tutelage of Roberto di Matteo. Uwakwe’s decision to hold a thanksgiving service for the European glory sparked reactions online, with some social media users defending the move.
A fan then wrote: “Every good thing comes from God. He did well to have acknowledged God in that case. Up Chelsea.”
Another added: “It makes him happy….so u don’t have a say…or rather, ur opinion doesn’t matter. “Among everything we learned, we have to learned also to respect the happiness of others, or whatever it is that causes that happiness.”
A third said: “I personally know the man in question and I can attest that he’s a sound Christian with value for Godliness and modesty.Second Time From what I saw, this was after the service had ended. He’s way better than the picture being painted by the poster.”