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 By PA Sport

George Weah's 'unbelievable' life would make a fantastic film - Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger lavishes ex-Monaco forward George Weah with praise after his election as Liberia's next president.

Arsene Wenger has compared George Weah's life to a film script after his former Monaco player was elected president of Liberia.

Wenger has been invited to Weah's inauguration on Jan. 22 but joked that he expected to be too busy to attend unless a Football Association charge sees him suspended from his day job.

The Arsenal boss signed Weah for Monaco in 1988, guiding his career for the next four years, and views the 1995 FIFA world player of the year as a shining example to the rest of the game.

"I...

George Weah elected president of Liberia after runoff

Arsene Wenger lavishes ex-Monaco forward George Weah with praise after his election as Liberia's next president.

Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected president of Liberia, winning in a runoff with 61.5 percent of the vote.

The result was confirmed by the country's election commission chair, Jerome Korkoyah, on Thursday.

The ex-African Footballer of the Year, who enjoyed a glittering career with the likes of Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, won 12 of the 15 counties in the West African country.

Weah, 51, beat Joseph Boakai, who has been vice-president for the past...

George Weah and the ease of leadership

As George Oppong Weah prepares to transition from football player to president, there will be many stories told and written of his ascent to the highest office in his country. Few will capture the essence of the man. Still, we will try.

In May 2001, Nigeria's Super Eagles squared up against Liberia in a pivotal 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Port Harcourt. Leading the Lone Star charge was 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah, whose sheer force of football talent and financial will was...

George Weah hails 'father figure' Arsene Wenger

African footballing great George Weah has recalled how Arsene Wenger helped him combat racism after he moved to France, and acknowledged how the current Arsenal coach was a "father figure" for him at Monaco.

The 51-year-old, who enters the final runoff ballot of the Liberian presidential elections on Tuesday, joined Monaco from Cameroonian heavyweights Tonnerre Yaounde in 1988 after being recruited by Wenger, and has credited his former mentor as supporting him through an initial teething period.

"When...

 By Ian Holyman

George Weah's hopes of Liberian presidency to be decided in run-off

George Weah took 38.4 percent of the vote on Oct. 10.

George Weah faces a run-off for the Liberian presidency next month after winning the first round of voting but failing to land an absolute majority.

Weah took 38.4 percent of the vote in the poll on Oct. 10, putting him 10 points ahead of current vice president Joseph Boakai in the race to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Jerome Korkoya, the chairman of Liberia's National Elections Commission, said: "As no single candidate achieved an absolute majority of valid votes cast to be elected to the office...