Sundowns and Bafana Bafana star Tiyani Mabunda has opened up as to why he always thank Prophet Shepherd Bushiri whenever he attains success.
The star has never been shy of thanking Prophet Bushiri for his success as a soccer star.
Speaking to ecgnews.online after emerging the man of the match in Sundowns’ Monday game against Orlando Pirates, the star said:
“I have come to understand the importance of having a spiritual covering. The Israelites were in a difficult situation in Egypt but God used the prophet Moses to get them out of Egypt.
“They then remembered Moses and the law he gave them at all time because they knew that God had sent Moses for their benefit.
“I too was in a similar situation not only in my career, but also in my life where like any young man in today’s generation I was more into the things of things of this world like wild parties etc, but God sent a prophet to deliver me from that way of living to my Canaan.
“That is why I remember Major 1 all the time in my success because I don’t know where I would be if God had not sent him for me.”
Mabunda, who calls himself ‘PropheticSon1 of Major 1’, also explained more about the question people ask him on why he always mention Major 1 as “my spiritual father” and barely mention his biological father as much.
“I then searched for a similar situation that resembles this scenario and found it in the book of 1 Samuel 2:11 GBN, which reads: ‘Then Elkanah went back home to Ramah, but the boy Samuel stayed in Shiloh and served the LORD under the priest Eli’.
Explains Mabunda: “I then went back home and spoke to my dad about the above verse. I then ask my dad to come with me to international visitors program and he agreed.
We met Major 1 together and I had so much faith that this scripture had been fulfilled in my life. What made me believe even more is that my other name is also Samuel.
“My biological parents have accepted Major 1 as my spiritual father, and they too have become members of ECG.”