Becomes the first ex-footballer to get into the highest position in their country.
Former Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia.
The 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year swept thirteen (13) out of the fifteen (15) counties with his 73-year-old opponent Joseph Boakai getting only two (2) counties.
— George Weah (@GeorgeWeahOff) December 26, 2017
The former AC Milan striker wrote on Twitter: “It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honouring me with your vote today. It is a great hope”.
He is the first ex-footballer to get into such high position in their country.
He will become the 25th President of Liberia with the population of just a little above 3million.