Wenger invited to Weah's inauguration as Liberia's president

2018-01-05 19:29
Former football player and winner of Liberia's presidential elections George Weah leaves after a meeting at the offices of his party's headquarters in Monrovia. (File: AFP)

Former football player and winner of Liberia's presidential elections George Weah leaves after a meeting at the offices of his party's headquarters in Monrovia. (File: AFP)

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London - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has been invited to former footballer George Weah's inauguration as Liberia's president.

But Wenger, who signed Weah when he was Monaco coach in 1988, expects to be too busy to make the trip from London for the January 22 ceremony.

Weah, a former FIFA World Player of the Year, was elected president last week in Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

Wenger says "it's down to the fact that one thing that was common in George's attitude is being strong mentally, absolutely unbelievably convinced that he has a mission."

Wenger recalled Weah "crying when war was on in Liberia," and added "this guy is an example for everybody who plays football."

Read more on:    george weah  |  arsene wenger  |  liberia  |  liberia 2017 elections  |  west africa

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