George Weah wins Liberia presidential election
Retired proficient footballer turned politician, George Manneh Weah, has reportedly won the Liberia Presidential election, even as the electoral commission has continued to stall the announcement.
According to ynaija.com, Weah is currently leading his opponent in the results already announced.
The 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner, succeeds President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
In 2011 he also ran for the vice-president role on the losing ticket but now, at the age of 51, is strongly placed to emerge as the successor to Ellen Sirleaf Johnson.
Whoa! George Weah is the new president of Liberia!— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) October 11, 2017
A Ballon d'Or at United Nations!
His closest rival Joseph Boakai, Sirleaf’s vice president, is trailing the African football genius who enjoyed footballing stints at Monaco, PSG, Marseille (France).
The former Chelsea and Manchester City player was a three-time winner of the African Footballer of the Year prize.
He was crowned World Footballer of the Year in 1995, comfortably beating German legend Jürgen Klinsmann into second place.
Other footballers to enter politics include: - Pelé and Zico have both served as Brazilian sports ministers.
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