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Sports News of Saturday, 9 December 2017


Michael Essien wishes George Weah luck ahead of Liberia election re-run

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has sent a good luck message to Liberian Presidential candidate George Oppong Weah ahead of the re-run of the election.

Liberia's Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of fraud during October's first round of presidential elections was insufficient to merit a re-run.

This means the final round of voting between the two leading candidates - ex-footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai - can go ahead.

The electoral commission will now set a date for the delayed vote.

Liberty Party's representative Charles Brumskine, who came third in the first round, had challenged the result.

The second round of voting to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had initially been set for 7 November.