Ex-world soccer star George Weah wins Liberia presidency

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Former World, European and African Footballer of the Year, George Weah, has won Liberia presidential elections.

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.

19 Responses to Ex-world soccer star George Weah wins Liberia presidency

  1. well done mr weah.

    eugene chanda
    October 12, 2017 at 11:12 am
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  2. so KALU will stand for 2021

    benjamin maunda
    October 12, 2017 at 11:14 am
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    • ibange libi!

      Mumbi Phiri
      October 12, 2017 at 11:42 am
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    • If one lawyer was a good president, it does not mean that all lawyers should be presidents. Some are just shit brained bunkum.

      KK was a teacher and so was Robinson Nabulyato. Does that make every teacher candidate for President and Speaker of the national assembly.

      Dr. Chituwo is a seriously gifted and talented medical Doctor. The General is leading orthopedic surgeon of international repute. He can put car crash victims back together like a wizard. However, he is a shitty politician!

      christmas carol
      October 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm
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    • Dont be funny ,kalu failed to manage simple FAZ.

      Ba pipo
      October 13, 2017 at 7:06 am
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  3. congratulations HE Mr. George Weah

    Mbala Mafya
    October 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm
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    • This is what is meant to be patient.In 2005,George Weah did very well in the first round but lost to the Iron Lady subsequently.He never cried like some politicians we have locally but remained cool and focused to the extent of allowing the Madam to finish her TWO terms.He now is reaping sweet fruits of his patience.

      George
      October 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm
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  4. God bless you Mr. George Weah. You have been there for your people without giving up even when they damaged your house due to political ills.

    Now use your change to unite and develop the country.

    Mainza
    October 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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  5. May God bless him.
    The word win reminds me of a giant fraudster(mtn) giving out K1.20 for each mtn jackpot winner from advertised amounts of over K230 000. Who shall save uf fom mtn?

    Aisha
    October 12, 2017 at 7:54 pm
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  6. Congrats…now Kalu, start as councillor, mp,then ‘Top Job’..

    DC 10..
    October 12, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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  7. you realize this is fake news?

    no results announced.

    Newbie
    October 13, 2017 at 3:09 am
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    • Newbie, I dont blame you coz u are used to komboni radio news.

      Ba pipo
      October 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm
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      • Try looking at real news sites like AP or BBC and see if they have called him the winner.
        There is even an article about Arsene Wenger congratulating him, based on being duped (like you) on false reporting.
        I don’t even know what komboni radio news is but they sound more credible than you.

        Newbie
        October 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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  8. Viva Your Exellency G Weah work on the peace and economy of that country.

    Mwanamalenga
    October 13, 2017 at 7:39 am
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  9. It is a pity and shameful that despite her credentials and support, Sirleaf completely failed the Liberian people except her Amerindin constituency , nepotism nad corruption! Long live WEAH AND SHOW THEM WHAT TRUE LEADERSHIP AND NATIONALISM ARE. Build Liberia for all Liberians and especially for the majority BLACK!

    Johannes
    October 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm
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  10. The people always elect their leaders….so its George Weah for Liberia….

    kay1
    October 14, 2017 at 6:51 am
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  11. BBC 5HRS SAYS THERE WILL BE A RE RUN BETWEEN WEAH AND BOKAIN,WEAH WAS LEADING AT 39%

    kasempa
    October 16, 2017 at 5:53 am
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  12. bbc 5hrs ago reports that there will be a rerun next month.

    DK
    October 16, 2017 at 6:04 am
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  13. zambian eye update your false reporting! What kind of half-assed journalism is this?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41631424

    Newbie
    October 16, 2017 at 7:21 pm
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