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George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Realsman405(m): 11:32am On Dec 29, 2017
Chux Ohai

After starting his career in his home country of Liberia, Arsene Wenger brought him to Europe where he signed for Monaco in 1988.

*. Weah moved to Paris Saint German in 1992 where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top scorer of the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League.

*. He signed for AC Milan in 1995 where he spent four successful seasons, and won the Italian Serie A, twice. His most notable goal in Italy saw him run the length of the field against Verona.

*.He moved to the English Premier League towards the end of his career and had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, before returning to France to play for Marseille in 2001, and subsequently ending his career with Al-Jazira in 2003.

*. At international level, he represented Liberia at the African Cup of Nations on two occasions.

*. An idol in Africa, Weah has been heavily involved in politics in his homeland Liberia and ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2005 elections, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting.

*. In the 2011 election, he ran for vice president on Winston Tubman’s ticket. Running as a Congress for Democratic Change candidate, Weah was elected to the senate in 2014.

*. As successful as he was at club level, Weah was not able to bring over that success to the Liberia National Team. In total, Weah played 60 games for Liberia over 20 years, scoring 22 goals.

*. Along with all-time greats in the sport such as Alfredo Di Stefano and George Best, Weah is regarded as being among the best football players who never got the chance to play at a World Cup.

*. Upon official announcement, George Weah will be the only retired professional footballer to emerge as the President of a country.


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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by mayowaye(m): 11:39am On Dec 29, 2017
LEGEND!

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Benjom(m): 11:47am On Dec 29, 2017
His persistence paid of. I look forward to Messi becoming the President of his country in the future too cool


One of the worst tragedy that could ever befall a man is not getting a single job invite in 2017... Now, 2018 is just by the corner, will you still adopt the same approach that has not worked for you? My signature offers you that unbelievable succour.
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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by MrHistorian: 1:24pm On Dec 29, 2017
So. . .The writer deliberately decided to ignore the FACT that he is the FIRST and ONLY footballer in Africa to win the FIFA World Best player award?

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by femi4: 1:25pm On Dec 29, 2017
President Taribo West loading....

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Tugsramm(m): 1:26pm On Dec 29, 2017
Realsman405:
Chux Ohai

After starting his career in his home country of Liberia, Arsene Wenger brought him to Europe where he signed for Monaco in 1988.

*. Weah moved to Paris Saint German in 1992 where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top scorer of the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League.

*. He signed for AC Milan in 1995 where he spent four successful seasons, and won the Italian Serie A, twice. His most notable goal in Italy saw him run the length of the field against Verona.

*.He moved to the English Premier League towards the end of his career and had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, before returning to France to play for Marseille in 2001, and subsequently ending his career with Al-Jazira in 2003.

*. At international level, he represented Liberia at the African Cup of Nations on two occasions.

*. An idol in Africa, Weah has been heavily involved in politics in his homeland Liberia and ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2005 elections, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting.

*. In the 2011 election, he ran for vice president on Winston Tubman’s ticket. Running as a Congress for Democratic Change candidate, Weah was elected to the senate in 2014.

*. As successful as he was at club level, Weah was not able to bring over that success to the Liberia National Team. In total, Weah played 60 games for Liberia over 20 years, scoring 22 goals.

*. Along with all-time greats in the sport such as Alfredo Di Stefano and George Best, Weah is regarded as being among the best football players who never got the chance to play at a World Cup.

*. Upon official announcement, George Weah will be the only retired professional footballer to emerge as the President of a country.


http://punchng.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-george-weah/

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by martineverest(m): 1:26pm On Dec 29, 2017
Obviously, he is an American

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Promismike(m): 1:26pm On Dec 29, 2017
I want to plead with every meaningful Nigerian. It's not about APC or PDP. But it's about our future and that of our kids.

Pls If APC can not present another person as its presidential candidate in 2018 order than Buhari, I don't care where the person comes from, East, west or North or south. Pls lets make sure Buhari is voted out.

Just imagine how 8 yrs would be under Buhari. Hardship and suffering. God forbid.
I beg any good and petriotic Nigerian to reason beyond party, religious and ethnic lines.

People are suffering under this administration. That you are privileged to still be with your job or come from a rich home, Eating what you desire to eat everyday does not mean people are not suffering.

Pls lets reason beyond party, religious and ethnic lines and save ourselves and our kids from impending doom and hardship.

What we need is reforms, good leadership and good governance. Don't tell me nations who are successful today suffered as they do the right thing. Noo! Ghana, china, Singapore and many more didn't suffer as they reform and shape their nations into what we envy today. Rather the good leaders they had at the time put up reforms and policies that brought instant and visible progress that accumulated over time. They never suffered as these progress accumulated and became more visible and tangible.

All we need is reforms and good governance not suffering in the name of getting things right.

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Iseoluwani: 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
Where is okocha when u need him
Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Nobody: 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
Benjom:
His persistence paid of. I look forward to Messi becoming the President of his country in the future too cool

If Argentina's entrenched political dynasties let him.
Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by olowobaba10: 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by aspirebig: 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
A tree cannot make a forest

By the way, none of these 10 points is a news.



I thought OP will talk about how he went back to school in Miami USA to pursue a degree in Business Administration having lost the presidential election to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by binsanni(m): 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
Legend indeed
Respect sir

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by wellmax(m): 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
Develop yourself

George Weah of Liberia first sought for Liberian presidency (2005, aged 39)

He failed, obtained his SSCE (2006, aged 40), his degree (2011, aged 45) and masters (2013, aged 47).

He won election to the Liberian Senate (2014, aged 48).

He has just been declared the country's president (2017, aged 51)

All under 12 years interval.

You're not too old to succeed!

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Guilderland1(m): 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
All this thing I have to already known.

Let him ensure that ebola does not sufface again
Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by msjijitar(m): 1:27pm On Dec 29, 2017
All African football legends will like.

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by msjijitar(m): 1:28pm On Dec 29, 2017
All African football legends will be like.....

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by jawjaw1: 1:28pm On Dec 29, 2017
He remains the only African to have ever won the World Footballer of the Year award.

Infact the only man alive to have won African Footballer, European Footballer and World Footballer of the Year titles in the same year.

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Yomboy4ever(m): 1:28pm On Dec 29, 2017
MY AFRICA MAN OF THE YEAR 2017

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Nobody: 1:28pm On Dec 29, 2017
Iseoluwani:
Where is okocha when u need him

How many elections has okocha contested and won?

Which party is Okocha in?

Who has okocha allied himself to?
Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by GeneralOjukwu: 1:29pm On Dec 29, 2017
Was a complete striker for those old school guys like me who watched him play

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Oye0404(m): 1:29pm On Dec 29, 2017
Benjom:
His persistence paid of. I look forward to Messi becoming the President of his country in the future too cool


The same way I look forward to John Obi Mikel becoming the president of Nigeria

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by maxkoko(m): 1:29pm On Dec 29, 2017
mayowaye:
LEGEND!

HE IS INDEED A LEGEND. CAREER WELL SPELT OUT.
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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Wiseandtrue(f): 1:29pm On Dec 29, 2017
JJ Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo, Mikel Obi e.t.c what are you guys waiting for

I am sure you can do better than Buhari

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by goggleit: 1:29pm On Dec 29, 2017
Politics and football=blood money

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by adebayo201: 1:31pm On Dec 29, 2017
grin

Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by jawjaw1: 1:31pm On Dec 29, 2017
He remains the only African to have ever won the World Footballer of the Year award.

Infact the only man alive to have won African Footballer, European Footballer and World Footballer of the Year titles in the same year

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Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Hhenryy: 1:31pm On Dec 29, 2017
Re: George Weah: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liberian President-Elect by Ghnaija(m): 1:31pm On Dec 29, 2017
Is he a Ghanaian or Liberian

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