Weah was contesting the elections for the second time after his unsuccessful 2005 bid against outgoing president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female president in Africa.
The Ex-Chelsea and Manchester City star takes over from ‘Africa’s Iron Lady’ Johnson-Sirleaf who steps down after serving her two terms – 12 years.
Weah was the first and only African player to win the Ballon d’Or and World Player of the Year titles in 1995.
His most famous playing days were at Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan.
Weah was only at Chelsea on loan during his latter playing days. After wards he signed for Man City.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger brought Weah to Europe when he signed him for Monaco in the late 80s.