Nigeria’s presidential candidates, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar have congratulated Lionel Messi after the forward led Argentina to a third World Cup title on Sunday night.

Messi scored a brace in the thrilling encounter at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

La Albiceleste squandered a two-goal lead with the game ending in a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes.

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Argentina prevailed 4-2 in the shootout.

“Emi lo kan of Doha,” All Progressive Congress candidate Tinubu tweeted after the game

His People’s Democratic Party counterpart, Atiku also took to social media to also eulogize Messi.

“Congratulations, Argentina. Messi is why you must never give up, no matter the situation. He was saving the ultimate last for the ultimate best👏👏.”


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