George Weah, the newly elected president of Liberia and the first and only African to have been awarded the World Footballer of the Year has been receiving congratulatory messages from the football world.
In their statement, Monaco said: “The entire club congratulates George Weah on his election to the presidency of Liberia and presents him with all its best wishes for success as the head of his country!”
On Twitter, PSG wrote: “We knew George Weah well before he became elected president of Liberia. Congratulations to the legend of PSG and world football on this new chapter in his brilliant career.”
AC Milan too offered their congratulations “to the Red and Black legend” who won two Seria A titles in 1996 and 1999 with the club.
Former Chelsea star and 2-time African Footballer of the Year, Didier Drogba reacted to the election of George Weah. “Congratulations Mr George” the Ivory Coast legend posted on Twitter.
“Thanks Didier for your support, we are both concerned and aware of the destiny of our peoples. Let’s follow the same path,” replied Weah
Similarly, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wrote: “Congratulations president Weah!!”
Marseille’s former Cameroon midfielder Stephane Mbia applauded Weah for his “superb career”.
George Weah will be sworn in on January 22