George Weah, the only African player to win
Ballon d’Or and World Best Player,
has been voted in as the president of Liberia
.The 1995 World Footballer of
the Year, is already a senator in his
The 51-year-old is now standing in
the west African country’s
presidential election today.
He is favourite among the 20
candidates to succeed current leader
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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.
The former striker has already
wowed vast crowds at rallies in
capital city Monrovia.orge WWeah, the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, is already a senator in his home country.