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Liberia: Who’s who in Weah’s network of family, friends and ‘characters’

By 'Tofe Ayeni
Posted on Thursday, 7 October 2021 18:07, updated on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 10:42

George Weah's network

Following retirement from an extremely successful football career, being the only African player to date to ever win the prestigious Ballon d’Or, Liberia's George Weah formed the Congress for Democratic Change, and won the 2017 presidential election. However, his rise to the top was not without help. We have a look at who's who in his tight knit network.

Liberia’s President George Weah, or ‘King George’ as he is popularly known, is a former professional football player who won the 2017 presidential election and was sworn in at the start of the following year.

Following retirement from an extremely successful football career, being the only African player to date to ever win the prestigious Ballon d’Or, Weah formed the Congress for Democratic Change, on which he first ran for president (unsuccessfully) in 2005.