Former bus conductor. Then Arsene Wenger’s boy. He said Wenger’s love and hospitality made believe racism was not all that universal.
He won the balloon dor. The only African. Zidane says he is French.He gave the medal to Wenger.
His football was Pace, power and finesse . Something between a Drogba and a Henry. Something greater than them.
He is large hearted , in many ways. He sponsored the Liberian team during the troubled years. He could have chosen any European nationality. They courted him. He was the best in the world. He didn’t abandon his benighted people.
He didn’t mind not winning continental trophies and the world cup. He didn’t count lost endorsement. Liberia was in tatters. Liberia offered him nothing then but sorrow. But…
He kept faith. Now, he is president.
It is hoped that having seen it all, he will give his all. It’s not glory time. It’s work time. Leadership has failed Africa.
If Weah works in Liberia, the continent’s other Weahs could rise. And rescue the continent.
George Oponng Weah , could be an African revolution.
Attention: We hope he wins. The earlier news was wrong. No confirmation yet from the Liberian electoral umpire!
Source- Ugo Egbujo
Meet the frontrunners
George Weah, 51:
●Former Fifa World Footballer of the Year.
●Arsene Wenger, now at Arsenal, was Weah’s coach at Monaco in 1990s
●Has the political backing of jailed warlord and former President Charles Taylor
●Taylor’s ex-wife, Jewel Howard Taylor, is his running mate.
Joseph Boakai, 73:
●Nicknamed “Sleepy Joe” 😂
●Denies it is because he is often caught napping at public events, says it is because he is a dreamer
●Vice-President under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf since 2005
●Has distanced himself from her record, saying “a lot more needs to be achieved”.
Source- BBC News