Presidential takeover: George Weah drags Wenger to Liberia

By Editor on 06/01/2018

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Arsene Wenger has revealed he has been invited to George Weah's inauguration as president of Liberia at the end of January as he described his former player's life as worthy of a film script.

Weah, who played under Wenger at Monaco between 1988 and 1992, was announced his country's next president after winning 61.5 per cent of the vote in last month's election.

His inauguration takes place on January 22 - sandwiched between Arsenal's Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace on January 20 and the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final with Chelsea on January 24.

Wenger doesn't expect to be able to attend but joked that he may be able to go if the Football Association hand him a touchline ban following his recent comments about referees.

But the Arsenal manager highly praised his former player: 'When you look at his life, the life of this guy is a film. It is unbelievable. It is a fantastic film.

Monaco was Weah's first club in Europe and the striker scored 66 goals for them over four seasons before moving on to Paris Saint-Germain.

When at Milan in 1995, Weah became the first non-European footballer to win the Ballon d'Or and he won two Serie A titles during his five years at the San Siro.

He later had spells in England with Chelsea and Manchester City before retiring in 2003.

Image result for george weahWeah entered politics following his retirement and had been serving as a senator in the Liberian parliament.

He previously ran for the presidency back in 2005 but was defeated by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Africa's first elected female president - whom he now succeeds in office.




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Posted on January, 6 2018

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