Friday, 29 December 2017

Ex - Milan Star George Weah Becomes President Of Liberia

Former AC Milan striker and World Player of the Year George Weah has won the Liberia presidential run-off.
Weah had taken 61.5 per cent of the vote from 98.1 per cent of ballots cast, with Vice President Joseph Boakai taking 38.5 per cent of the vote.

He will succeed incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in what will be the West African nation's first democratic transition in more than 70 years.

At Mr Weah's party headquarters, tears streamed down his face as he greeted supporters from a balcony.
"Success for George Weah is victory for the whole country," supporter Randall Zarkpah said.

"When you feel sick for some time and you receive proper medication — that is how I feel now. He will be good for our country. He is King George!"
The now 51-year-old, who also played for Chelsea and Manchester City, is still the only African player to have won both FIFA's World Player of the Year trophy and the Ballon d'Or.

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