‘Emi lo kan of Doha’: Tinubu hails Messi after World Cup exploits


The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has sent out his congratulations to Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi, for clinching the World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

Messi crowned his glittering career with victory in the World Cup on Sunday as Argentina beat France on penalties in a final for the ages, triumphing 4-2 after Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick ensured the game ended level following extra time.

Gonzalo Montiel rolled in the deciding penalty to give Argentina their third World Cup and prevent France from becoming the first team in 60 years to retain the trophy. But a truly remarkable game saw Messi and Mbappe both live up to their billing, with Messi scoring twice and Mbappe becoming the first player since England’s Geoff Hurst in 1966 to net a World Cup final hat-trick in a game that ended 3-3 after extra time.

Following the game, Tinubu took to his Twitter handle to commend the 34-year-old on his new feat.

“Emi lo kan of Doha,” the tweet read. (Channels TV)

*PHOTO: Lionel Messi