Chinedu Junior Ihekwoaba, I feel your pains on this one. Lionel Messi does not deserve to win FIFA Men’s Player of the Year. That he won it is unfortunate. Messi is GOAT (greatest of all time) but 2019 did not belong to him. Also, 2019 was not for C. Ronaldo.
For the fact that Samuel Eto’o (of Cameroon) never won anything of value (from FIFA) and Jay Jay Okocha never ruled African football with African footballer of the year, I have come to see football awards as part of entertainment.
Do not put much in those awards! You may be surprised that N. Ekekwe could win Ballon d’Or in December. My understanding is that Virgil Van Dijk begins with “V” and Ndubuisi begins with “N”. And when the ballot goes to N, light will go out and I will be awarded the award. On my return to Lagos, I will melt the “hardware” and create replicas of 20 million: everywhere you go, Ballon d’Ors. Now, you are playing!
Have a great Tuesday.