On Sunday, July 3rd, Governor Rochas Okorocha hosted Liberian Presidential hopeful, George Weah at the government house.
A humanitarian, politician, and retired footballer, Weah is seeking to become the next president of Liberia.
Regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, and as one of the best forwards of his generation, in 1995 he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d’Or, becoming the first African player to win these awards. In 1989, 1994 and 1995 he was named the African Footballer of the Year, and in 1996, he was named African Player of the Century. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.
Idolized across Africa and beyond, Weah has been actively involved in Liberian politics. In 2005, He ran unsuccessfully for president and lost 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.