Breaking News: Former footballer George Weah is new Liberia President


    George Weah has made history as he has been voted as the new President of Liberia after trouncing his opponent in Tuesday’s second round of voting, can exclusively reveal.

    The former World Footballer of the Year swept 13 out of the 15 counties with his 73-year-old opponent Joseph Boakai getting only two counties – can reveal.

    Weah markedly improved on his showing from the first round of the election where he won 11 out of the 15 counties, sweeping to the emphatic victory to become the new President.

    Boakai could only win his home country of Lofa and Gbarpolu.

    The former iconic footballer Weah become the first famous player in the world to clinch the high office of a country after retiring from the game.

    The delayed vote on Tuesday pitted George Weah, a 51-year-old ex-international football star and Liberian senator, against 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, who has been the country’s vice president for the last 12 years.

    Weah, who topped the first round of voting but did not secure the 50 percent needed to win outright, won the runoff after soundly beating Boakai.

    Insiders close the the Weah camp have told that the results they have collated so far indicates that the former football star has won the election with about 80% of the votes counted so far.

    Weah took to social media to give a disguised victory message telling his supporters he is on ‘the verge of making history for our people’ and thanked the people for their votes.