African football legend, George Weah, has been confirmed the winner of Liberia’s presidential election. According to Reuters, the National Elections Commission announced him as winner of the country’s run-off election on Thursday. Weah beat the country’s vice president, Joseph Boakai.
The commission said with 98.1% of ballots cast, Weah garnered 61.5 percent of the total votes while Boakai got 38.5 percent.
Weah becomes the 25th President of Liberia. The ex-Liberian international played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City and later returned to France with Marseille. He is the only African to win the coveted Ballon d’Or. Weah also won the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer award, Coupe de France, Ligue1, Coupe de la Ligue, Serie A title, English FA Cup among others.