Former footballer, George Weah becomes Liberia’s President

A former footballer and one time World Player of the Year, George Weah, has been voted in as the new president of Liberia.

George Weah was announced the president-elect after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the West African nation.

The former footballer will now become the 25th president of the African country, Liberia.

Weah took to his social media page on Twitter hours before the results trooped in to thank all his supporters, saying he plans to liberate the country.

He wrote: “I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season.”