George Weah wins Liberia’s Presidential Election

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Liberian retired professional footballer turned politician, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, popularly referred to as George Weah has reportedly won the Liberia Presidential election after contesting on numerous occasions.

Weah, the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner, succeeds President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest that completes the country’s first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

Weah who is currently a Senator 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 lot of trophies during his playing days with AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, and played 60 times for Liberia.

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