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Sports News of Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

President-Elect George Weah to attend CAF awards on Thursday

Liberian president-elect George Weah will be among the top dignitaries that will grace this year's CAF Awards in Ghana.

Weah who was voted as president of Liberia in December is expected to arrive in the country by midday to attend Thursday's event.

Aides close to Mr. Weah have revealed, Weah is coming to Accra at the invitation of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

CAF has invited Mr Weah as part of the new move by the continental body's leader Ahmad Ahmad to give more recognition to football legends.

He is the only African footballer to have won both Fifa World Player of the Year and the prestigious Ballon D'Or.

Africa will crown its best soccer player on Thursday but the electors have a tough choice in deciding between the three candidates for the 2017 African Footballer of the Year award.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Gabon goes up against Liverpool’s Senegalese Sadio Mane and Egyptian Mohamed Salah with none of the final three candidates having a defining achievement over the last 12 months to set them apart.