ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir has reacted as Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or 2019 award.
Bashir congratulated the Argentine for picking the award again.
Messi scooped the prize ahead of Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane. Read it here.
This means the Argentine superstar is the first player to win the Ballon d’Or for the sixth time. Ronaldo remains on five.
Liverpool forwards Sardio Mane finished 4th, Mohamed Salah fifth, followed by PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, while Salah’s team-mate Alisson Becker was in seventh.
Reacting, Bashir said Messi deserved the award more than any other player.
In a tweet, the Presidential aide wrote: “Lionel #Messi deserved this #Ballondor more than any player, and this is very very true! Congratulations! By the way #HalaMadrid.”