Manchester United’s Argentine defender, Marcos Rojo has revealed what Lionel Messi told the team prior to the beginning of the second half in their last Group D game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Before stepping on the field, the Argentine players could be seen at the entrance of the tunnel gathered around Messi who was given them instructions.
When interviewed after the match, Marcos Rojo, who scored the winner that secured South Americans a spot in the knock-out stage, revealed the instructions Messi was given them.
“We felt nervous and that message helped us a lot and gave me personally a huge confidence boost.
“Messi is our captain and he’s the best captain in the world, it was amazing to score that goal. Messi told everyone that it was either life or death. It could’ve gone badly. We could’ve conceded but Leo was stubborn.
“He told everyone that it was either life or death, that we had a duty to score, to shoot when we had the chance.
“It could’ve gone badly. We could’ve conceded but Leo was stubborn.
“He told me to run forward. Even (Javier) Mascherano.
“He told everyone to attack no matter what. He truly read the game and the risks. He’s a leader. The best,” Marcos Rojo said.
Speaking after the game, Lionel Messi revealed how pressurizing the game against Nigeria was.
“It was a very balanced game, we were able to control the first half, we had more possession, they tried to create chances around after the first goal.
“We thought the second half would be similar but they scored a penalty and that made things more difficult, we got nervous, we had pressure as time goes faster,’’ he said.
South African media personality, Bonang Matheba recently celebrated her 31st birthday with an exquisite dinner which had close family and friends in attendance.
The television personality, radio host, and businesswoman turned 31 on the 25th of June and over the weekend she had two parties to celebrate in style.
Bonang, who is a Ciroc ambassador, was hosted to a party at Joburg’s Taboo nightclub on Sunday night with some of her close friends. Last night she had an elegant champagne dinner party as well.
The National Assembly will make law to regulate what Nigerians do on social media, the Chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, AbdulFatai Buhari has said.
According to Dailytrust, Senator Buhari, who disclosed this on the sideline of the 2018 Cybersecurity Conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said social media should be regulated because many Nigerians are misusing it.
If left unregulated, he said, the activities on social media are capable of setting the country on fire, especially as the country approaches national election. He said: “We have got experts to advise us and we have presented a bill to the senate.
The bill has passed the first reading and it has been listed for the second reading.’’ He said a lot of Nigerians made false claims and false accusations...
Indian police have solved the murder of sub-inspector Meharbaan Ali, whose body was found in a sewage canal on Sunday morning.
The murder was allegedly planned by his own daughters and wife so that they could get jobs and a pension after his death and and because he refused to let them wear jeans and opposed the wife’s extramarital affair with her brother-in-law.
Police said the women had hired two contract killers from Muzaffarnagar to murder Ali. Police have taken the wife, Zahida, 52, and her daughters Zeenat, 22, Iram, 19, Alia, 18, and Saba, 26, into custody and have sent a team to Muzaffarnagar to search for the contract killers.
The accused wife has confessed to her guilt, officers said. The woman also said that Ali used to impose restrictions on the daughters against their will.
There were three benefits which the family would have got after...