Finally George Weah Become Liberian President
The only African Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah, has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia and becomes the 25th President of Liberia in the second round of election.
As per to the Mirror, the 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year won thirteen out of fifteen counties while his 73-year-old opponent and current vice president, Joseph Boakai got only two counties. Weah played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City and later returned to France with Marseille where he ended his football career.
He is the only African to win the coveted Ballon d’Or.
Among other awards Weah collected includes the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer award, Coupe de France, Ligue1, Coupe de la Ligue, Serie A title, English FA Cup among others.
“I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,” Weah said on Twitter before the results were announced.
Weah is going to replace the first female Africa president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and his power transfer will be the first time in Liberian history from one democratically elected president to another.