George Weah reportedly in line to become president of Liberia

George Weah reportedly in line to become president of Liberia

Former Chelsea, Manchester City, and AC Milan striker George Weah is awaiting the official result of Liberia's election despite media reports that he is set to succeed president Elen Johnson Sirleaf

The 1995 Ballon d'Or winner is looking to achieve his dream of becoming the number one man in Liberia after he was beaten in 2005, when he came second in the presidential election with just over 40 percent of the vote, behind outgoing president Elen Johnson Sirleaf.

The 51-year-old is already a senator and is standing for the Congress for Democratic Change party

Weah will have to beat closest rival, Joseph Boakai who is also the incumbent vice president, to become the next president of Liberia.

And despite media reports and twitter claiming he has already won, the official result is due later on Thursday, October 12.

For clarity, the National Elections Commission (NEC) in Liberia is expected to begin announcing official provisional results today.

But there is possibility of a run-off between presidential hopefuls George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP) as unofficial polling results so far confirm traditional geographical strongholds of either party.

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