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Sports News of Sunday, 31 December 2017


Asamoah Gyan congratulates George Weah

Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan play videoBlack Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has congratulated George Weah as Liberia's president-elect.

Following a peaceful presidential run-off on the 26th of December, 2017 the former football star garnered 61.5% of the vote while his opponent, Joseph Boakai was far behind with 38.5%.

Gyan congratulated Mr. Weah after the first round of the presidential election in October after he won with 38.4% of the vote, compared with the 28.8% won by second-placed Mr Boakai, 73.

Speaking at the ‘LEAD SERIES’ held at the Accra Mall on Saturday, Gyan expressed his utmost support for Weah for becoming the first African to win a World Best Player and his dedication to seeking success which has earned him an honour to become a President.

“Mr George Weah is blessed and I always support him because he has always been my idol since day one.

“Ask me my Best African Player of all time and I will say it’s George Weah.

“We won the African, Europe and World Best Player of the year in one year and now he is a President.

“We the footballers have to follow his footsteps.”

The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia said on Thursday that with 98.1% of the run-off vote counted, Mr Weah had won 61.5% of the vote while Mr Boakai was far behind with 38.5%.

Weah played for a string of football clubs, including AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain, and is the only African footballer to have won both Fifa World Player of the Year and the Ballon D'Or.

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