Messi leads Argentina to 2022 FIFA World Cup title

Eberechukwu Etike
Messi leads Argentina to FIFA World Cup title

Finally, Congratulations to Lionel Messi and Argentina as the South-American nation fought to clinch the FIFA 2022 World Cup title in Qatar.

The match was intense, to be honest, with France coming from behind twice to force the game into penalties, but there can only be one winner.

Messi wins the world cup

Nigeria’s superstar musician Davido performed in the FIFA World Cup’s closing ceremony before kickoff.

While we celebrate this big win for Argentina and the GOAT all over the world and even in the social space, let’s not forget that other stories have happened over the past week, and in this article, as usual, we have curated the top trends.

Check them out.

Messi finally lifts World Cup with Argentina

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe put on a show for football fans worldwide as the FIFA World Cup concluded in Qatar on Sunday. Argentina took the lead in the first half via a penalty before Angel Di Maria extended the lead before half-time.

Messi’s club teammate Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot with ten minutes to play before scoring a sublime volley only seconds later to force the game to extra time.

Lionel Messi scored in the second half of extra time before Mbappe scored another penalty to secure his hat trick and send the game to a shootout. The Frenchman ends the tournament with 8 goals to clinch the golden boot.

Emiliano Martinez saved Kingsley Coman’s penalty before Aurelien Tchouameni dragged his spot-kick wide. Argentina scored all their penalties to become the World Champions for the third time in their history.

Social media was agog with different commentaries and opinions coming from different angles as fans were excited about what is one of the greatest world cup finals in history.

At the awards ceremony immediately after the final, Argentina’s Enzo Fernandes won the Young player of the tournament award. while his teammate Emiliano Martinez won the Goalkeeper of the tournament award with the Golden Glove trophy

Lionel Messi picked up the Golden ball award, awarded to the tournament’s best player, for the second time in his career after claiming the gong in 2014.

Congratulations to Lionel Messi and the rest of Argentina!

Paul Okoye is back in the game

Paul Okoye of P-Square is back with a new girlfriend, one year after the long divorce battle he had with his ex-wife of 7 years. Anita Okoye, the ex-wife, filed a divorce petition against him based on five allegations: “infidelity, alleged separation, absentee parenting, fraud, and painful experiences.”

However, the singer appears to be back in the love game again, as he posted an Instagram photo with the caption ‘Church with my beautiful’ earlier this last week. While this was more a less a shock, trust Nigerians to carry out their investigations on who the lucky girl is.

After a very simple investigation, we discovered that Paul Okoye’s new lover is Ifeoma, a 22-year-old model who is also a fashion influencer and content creator. This has sparked massive conversation in the social space, and Nigerians have a lot to say about it, especially because of her age.

Some other groups have called out Paul Okoye for getting involved with a GenZ girl whom many have tagged childish because of the age difference.

What do you guys think? Is age just a number for you when finding love?

Moving on still on love, marriage, and relationship

Another BBNaija wedding loading

Frodd, an ex-BBNaija star, proposed to Chioma, his girlfriend, two years after ending his’situationship’ with another ex-BBNaija star, Esther, with whom they began their relationship during the ‘Pepper Dem” BBNaija season.

Although this was a joyous occasion for the couple and some devoted fans, the social media community has taken a divided stance. Some have used the opportunity to drag Esther, his former love partner and ex-BBNaija mate, who refused his love at the time and, according to some fans, is still single.

Others have begun to compare his new fiancée with Esther, saying they both have a striking resemblance, but who cares?

On the other hand, Esther has not made any comments or congratulated the new couple, but her name is still at the corner of fans’ lips as they flood the social space congratulating their fav, Frodd.

Speaking about Big Brother…

Read Also: Will ‘BBNaija’ end the age-long beef between Nigeria and South Africa?

Watch out for Big Brother Titans 2023

Big Brother Naija is teaming up with Big Brother Mzanzi to bring you the biggest reality show in West Africa, Big Brother Titans.

The show is scheduled to begin on January 15th, 2023, and end in April, and the prize money for this season is $100,000, which is approximately ₦73,000,000 (converting at ₦730). Although the show will be held in South Africa, Ebuka will still co-host the show with Lawerence from South Africa.

However, many Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn the reality show airing during the election season. Some ardent observers believe it should not be an issue because voting takes place only one day during the election. While others believe it is a distraction strategy from the forthcoming election.

What do you think, is this a good idea?

Moving unto politics…

Peace and Security Award

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari was recognized for his exceptional work advancing peace, harmony, security, and peaceful coexistence among the nation’s residents of all religious backgrounds.

Sheikh Al-Mahfoudh Bin Bayyah, the secretary general of the Abu Dhabi Forum, and his assistant, Pastor Bob Roberts of the United States, paid a visit to Buhari on Tuesday, December 13, to inform him of his award and extend an invitation to him to attend the Abu Dhabi Foundation’s ceremony.

Many Nigerians have voiced their opinions about this honorary award for the President on social media. While some people were still processing, others sarcastically congratulated the president.

Congratulations to our able President for bagging this award.

Well, that is all the news we have for you.


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