Former Barcelona and Chelsea player, Samuel Eto’o paid a courtesy visit to fellow ex-footballer and President-elect of Liberia, George Oppong Weah. The latter will succeed incumbent President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is Africa’s first elected female president. See more photos of the ex-footballers below…
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is the President of Liberia and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. After beginning his career in his home country of Liberia, Weah spent 14 years playing for clubs in France, Italy, and England. Arsène Wenger first brought him to Europe, signing him for Monaco in 1988.
Weah moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1992 where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top scorer of the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League. He signed for Milan in 1995 where he spent four successful seasons, winning Serie A twice. His most notable goal in Italy saw him run the length of the field against Verona.
He moved to the Premier League towards the end of his career and had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, winning the FA Cup at the former, before returning to France to play for Marseille in 2001, and subsequently ending his career with Al-Jazira in 2003. At the international level, he represented Liberia at the African Cup of Nations on two occasions, winning 60 caps and scoring 22 goals for his country.