Breaking News: Former Football Star George Weah Is Liberia’s New President

Former World Player of the Year, George Weah, is currently leading his opponent in the Liberia presidential election run off after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the West African nation.

The ex- soccer star and former vice president, George Boakai, are vying for Liberia highest political office.

However, Weah has thanked his supporters, saying he plans to liberate the country.

“I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,” the ex- AC Milan striker said on his Twitter handle.

Boakai on his part has promised to accept the result of the election if it meets acceptable standards.

He stated this on Tuesday morning after casting his vote at St. Kathlene McGure Memorial Catholic School in Monrovia.

“We’re living with it; whether we have or not, we’re living with it. We’ll work with it, we’ll accept the result, ‘ he said.