Weah Scores Again Ahead of His Presidential Inauguration Tomorrow
George Weah, Liberia’s President-elect, scored a goal reminiscent of his heydays in soccer, ahead of his inauguration tomorrow as his country’s President. BBC Africa reports that Weah scored in the first half to lead his Weah All Stars Side to a 2-1 victory over a Liberian Army team, as the festivities ahead of that inauguration continued in Monrovia, capital of Liberia.
The President-elect was reportedly dressed in his traditional number 14 jersey, the same number he wore on his shirt, when he scored some memorable goals for the Lone Stars, his country’s national side.
According to the BBC, the joyous 51-year old former football star said after the exhibition game that: “It is my number. A number assigned to me by the nation. So I wear it.”
Certainly, Weah would not expect his country’s army to be weak in matters of national security. After that match, he was reportedly walking side-by-side with his country’s chief of army, Major General Daniel Ziankhan.
The inauguration is expected to attract several dignitaries from global political and sporting circles. From the sporting circle, Arsene Wenger, coach of Arsenal Football Club of England recently disclosed that George Weah has invited him to that inauguration. Wenger coached Weah in AS Monaco of France.
However, Wenger has stated that although he would love to attend the inauguration, his busy schedule may not allow him to do so. Arsenal would host Chelsea this Wednesday in a second leg semi final match of the Caraboa Cup. The first leg ended as a goalless draw. Therefore, Weah may not have an opportunity to host the man he has placed next to God in his scale of acknowledgement of human and spiritual forces that propelled him to success.
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