Arsenal Coach to honour Liberia for Weah’s inauguration


The Manager of the Arsenal FC of England, Arsene Wenger has been officially invited by the Liberian President-elect, George Weah as one of the dignitaries to witness his inauguration later in the month.

Wenger had between 1988 and 1992 as the Coach of Monaco tutored Weah as a footballer.

Wenger told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that he has been invited to attend his inauguration as Liberia President.

“I have been invited by George to come Liberia where he will be the President. I believe I will be busy but if I am suspended by the English FA (based on his comment against a referee); I will have time to go.”

Wenger told the BBC that, “The life of this guy is a real film. It is unbelievable. It can make a fantastic film. I remember when I saw him the first at Monaco, coming in a bit lost, not knowing anybody, not being rated by anybody as a player and becoming the best player in the world in 1995 and today becoming the President of his country.

“I went with George during the period when there was war in Liberia and I have seen how much he suffered for his country,” Wenger reiterated.

It would be recalled that Weah won Liberia Presidential run off poll in December defeating Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the vote and would succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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