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.
By David K. Muchechetere – Soccer24
According to media reports , 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.
Weah, who enjoyed footballing stints at Monaco, PSG, Marseille (France), is trolling his closest rival Joseph Boakai, Sirleaf’s vice president.
Other footballers to enter politics include: – Pelé and Zico have both served as Brazilian sports ministers.