Arsene Wenger to be honored by Liberian President and ex-footballer George Weah

Arsene Wenger and George Weah in 1995. Photo: l’Equipe

Casablanca (ADV) – Former manager of Arsenal Arsene Wenger will be honored by Liberian President George Weah, who was a professional football player from 1985 to 2003.

Mr Wenger will be decorated later this week, along with Claude Le Roy, coach of Togo’s national team.
“They will be honoured by the government of Liberia on 24 August, National Flag Day for their role in President George Weah’s footballing career,” a government spokesman stated.

George Weah was a professional footballer who played as a striker. His prolific 18-year professional playing career ended in 2003. Widely regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, in 1995, he was named as a FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d’Or, becoming the first and to date only African player to win these awards. In 1989, 1994 and 1995, he was also named the African Footballer of the Year, and in 1996, he was named African Player of the Century.

Mr Weah became involved in Liberian politics following his retirement as a football player. He was elected President of Liberia in the 2017 elections.

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