Football legend and former AC Milan ‘star’ George Weah will to be inaugurated as Liberia’s new president after winning the Presidential elections last month.
The 51-year-old Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah secured a landslide victory in the last month’s election run-off.
After beginning his career in his home country of Liberia,Weah spent 14 years playing for clubs in France, Italy, and England.
Arsene Wenger first brought him to Europe,signing him for Monaco in 1988. Weah moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1992 where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top scorer of the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League.
He signed for Milan in 1995 where he spent four successful seasons, winning Serie A twice.
At the international level, he represented Liberia at the African Cup of Nations on two occasions,winning 60 caps and scoring 22 goals for his country.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, in 1995, he was named as a FIFA World player of the Year and won the Ballon d’Or, becoming the first and to date only African player to win these awards.
In 1989, 1994 and 1995, he was also named the African footballer of the Year.
President Jacob Zuma will not be attending his innuaguration ceremony in Monrovia due to tight schedule and will be represented by the Water and Sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane.