Former World Best Footballer, George Weah Wins Liberia Presidential Election
Retired professional footballer turned politician, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, has reportedly won the Liberia Presidential election.
The 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner, succeeds President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest that completes the country’s first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years. He is the only African player to win FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or.
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is now the president of Liberia and will be taking over power from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
He contested the election alongside 20 other candidates. Weah scored five goals in 15 Chelsea games on loan from AC Milan in early 2000. He joined City that summer but made just nine appearances after falling out with boss Joe Royle. He previously won a sackful of trophies with AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Monaco, and played 60 times for Liberia.
Congrats to him.