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Zimbabwean prophet sues over alleged Liverpool prediction

A Zimbabwean prophet has launched a $1.5m legal claim against a South African sports broadcaster over its claim he predicted Liverpool would win this season's English Premier League, reports BBC Sport. Spirit Embassy Church leader Uebert Angel denies making the prediction, which was reported on Supersport's website in December.

Angel feels his reputation will be damaged if they do not win the title.

Supersport Communications Manager Clinton Van Der Burg told BBC Sport: "Supersport is aware of the matter. Supersport denies liability and will contest the charges vigorously."

Angel said that Johannesburg-based Supersport published the story under the headline: "Zimbabwean prophet predicts Liverpool to win title."

The Herald newspaper, quoted Angel as saying: "Liverpool, I am with you this year and God has shown me he is returning you to your glory days."

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