UPDATE: Former footballer George Weah awaits Liberia presidency result
Africa’s first ever Ballon D’Or and Fifa World Player of the Year winner is could soon become a president.
George Weah had been reported earlier to have clinched the presidency of Liberia after a landslide victory in a run-off in which he won 12 of 15 counties against incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai. Boakai has held that position for the last 12 years. It would appear that the result is not yet out, and Liberia still awaits.
Weah topped the first round of elections in October but did not get the required 50% to win the election, resulting in a run-off, itself delayed for seven weeks following challenges from Boakai’s party.
Weah ran a campaign in which he was able to energise the youth vote who idolise him for his exploits in Europe at clubs like Paris St Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City.
If he wins, he takes over from Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who beat him in 2005.