JUST IN: Former world footballer of the year, George Weah elected Liberia’s president


The 1995 winner of the FIFA player of the year and Former Monaco player, George Weah, has emerged winner of the Presidential rerun elections in Liberia after winning 12 of the 15 counties in the west African country.

Weah has taken to Twitter to thank all his supporters, saying that he plans to liberate the country.

The striker-turned politician becomes the 25th president of the country.

“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.