The video which was shot in 2017 resurfaced on the social media on Monday, June 15, 2020, showing the talented attacking player receiving prayers of healing for the injuries he had long been battling.
In the video, the 19-year-old midfielder, who was 16-year-old at the time, revealed that his parents are “huge fans” of Prophet TB Joshua
He also narrated how he’s been struggling with frequent injuries — including hip, groin and ankle — hindered him from playing in times of important tournaments, matches, and breakthrough moments.
“My name is Angel Gomes, I’m from Manchester. I’m sixteen. I play for the Manchester United Football Club. And I’ve been struggling really with injuries,” he can be heard speaking before the congregation.
“I’ve been having injuries around my hip and groin which have been affecting me playing. I also suffered ankle injury not long ago which kept me out for a long time.
“These injuries would come at hard times for me, times when I was having a breakthrough or times when I had to go to a tournament or playing games, these injuries would happen quite frequently.
“I play for Man United, I also represent England national team under-17 level as captain. I’ve known about the Synagogue Church of Nations for a long time.
“As my family follows the prophet, my parents are big fans. So we thought it would be a good time for me to come and be touched by the prophet.”
Speaking after the healing session, Gomes narrated his experience of being touched by the prophet’s anointing, saying:
“I just felt a little shock and I was surprised. I can really describe how I felt. Just don’t doubt what you feel on the inside. Go with your heart. When you need someone to look up to, just look to God and have faith.”
Manchester United’s Angel Gomes went to T.B Joshua’s church for healing pic.twitter.com/TBYGR4xifH
— JAGS (@EtniesJags) June 15, 2020
Gomes is reputed as the youngest player to represent Manchester United since Duncan Edwards, who died at 21, in 1953. He is also the first player born in the 2000s to appear in the Premier League.
In 2017, the wonder kid was said to have informed his club he wouldn’t represent England U17s at the 2017 UEFA European Championship finals in Croatia over an injury that held him back.
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the viral video, as some expressed shock over his visit to SCOAN, while others empathized with him.
Woah 😳. Am in shock, I doubted that prophet. Maybe am wrong , Gomes can’t come all the way to Nigeria to fake a miracle . Angel Gomes is about to be rewarded 25k weekly contract at United .
— Lekonzo Mafioso 🗯 (@ARUNA_LEKAN) June 15, 2020
This is no joke, only God knows the pressure this young lad ve passed through that made him think of visiting Prophet TB Joshua in Nigeria.
I feel pity for Angel Gomes tbh. Things aren't just looking good for the talented kid. Life isn't just balance🙁 pic.twitter.com/xHJ6yYoIV2
— 🦍Eletu ABberry ● (@AbiolaBerry) June 15, 2020
Whose idea was it for Angel Gomes to go to TB Joshua in Nigeria?
— Wale Gates 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@walegates) June 15, 2020
The medical staff at United are that bad that Angel Gomes instead decided to go to TB Joshua to heal his injury problems.
You hate to see it.
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) June 15, 2020
Angel Gomes just went for healings and he left Lingard at home… in this life u must choose who you call friends carefully
— Dr. Hausakoko (@sir_virgi69) June 15, 2020
Small injury , Angel Gomes Dey go for deliverance , Wetin players like Wilshere , Dembele and Bale go come do?
— Ugbedeojo (@Certifiedopeboi) June 15, 2020
Is this the real Angel Gomes ?? Cos WTF ?pic.twitter.com/wRkIiEN8RC
— Dehkunle Of Africa💧 (@Dehkunle) June 15, 2020
Manchester United's Angel Gomes went to TB Joshua for deliverance.
Please what is Barca waiting for to drag Dembele like goat to the altar? 😭😭😭pic.twitter.com/vC332Cf4mq
— I R U N N I A ™ (@Irunnia_) June 15, 2020
LOL I have seen Angel Gomes with TB Joshua.
He should’ve prayed for height.
— Scammy Abraham (@Nigerianscamsss) June 15, 2020
I still haven't believed this Angel Gomes video,if so y'all premier league opponents are gone!!!
— Abioye Taiwo (@slimzitee) June 15, 2020
How bad were our physios that Angel Gomes had to go here for healing bro this club just finds ways to embarrass me 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/pRu5eZqJqH
— Oba Gulag (@badmankayy) June 15, 2020
Watching that video made me feel for Angel Gomes, poor lad was worried about his career..
The one thing that is vexing me is who released that video now, where you dey since 😭😭😭
— Dara 🤟🏽 (@Dara_Ernal) June 15, 2020
Na Odion Ighalo send this Angel Gomes go Tb Joshua 😭😂
— Palmwine Papi 🌴 (@Terry__Gunz) June 15, 2020
Angel Gomes go CHURCH for healing
E de play for red DEVILS
Satan rn: pic.twitter.com/ajWwpQdevu
— The Pato (@IamthePatoo) June 15, 2020
I don't understand the outrage about Angel Gomes going to the synagogue for healing from T.B Joshua.
Are footballers not allowed to believe in whatever they choose to believe in?
If its just bants, fine. Aside that, he has done nothing wrong.
— Ade Adedeji(jnr) (@FaithAdedeji) June 15, 2020
That angel Gomes man of God help me picture is going to become an FT meme for a long time
— Arcane Lifeleech (@BerrSeRrKrr) June 15, 2020
Angel Gomes went to TB Joshua to heal his legs.. Daz cute. Bale and Dembele go dey ask for direction by now
— Divinity❁ (@CAN_Divine) June 15, 2020
Dear Angel Gomes, we're really grateful for the 100 yards of banter material you just provided.
Signed. . .
— Prodigy (@CaptainProdigy) June 15, 2020
Angel Gomes went to TB Joshuas’s church and so….Someone cannot go to church again???
— Undisputed1 (@presh2tymz) June 15, 2020