George Weah seems set to compete in a presidential run-off with Joseph Boakai, after the Liberian election results were partially unveiled on Saturday.
According to the Standard, Weah received 39.2 percent of the initial votes, with Boakai picking up 29.6 percent. Although it seems that Weah is heading for a victory in terms of having the greatest percentage of the votes, you have to have 50 percent in order to be elected.
Therefore, in order to establish the final result, there would be a second vote in November between Weah and Boakai to decide on the new president. However, at this stage, the full results of the first poll aren’t in, and won’t be announced until October 25th.
Arsene Wenger was one of many fooled by false reports that Weah had already won, offering congratulations at the end of last week to the player he managed at Monaco.
Weah had an impressive football career, playing for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City, among other teams. The striker won all kinds of individual awards, including the Ballon d’Or, African Footballer of the Year on multiple occasions, a place in the FIFA XI four times and UEFA Champions League top scorer in 1994/95.
Arsène Wenger was the manager that initially brought him to Europe, signing him for Monaco in 198 , and the two retain a close relationship.