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|George Weah has lived a very fulfilled life, one in which he has achieved a lot. The only player to win the African, European and world footballer of the year titles in one season – in 1995 – the former Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, Milan and Chelsea striker has a very secure place among football’s legends.
But that is not enough for the 51-year-old, who remains the only African to be voted as the world’s top player. He is not content to live a quiet life and enjoy the memories of his distinguished career. Instead he is facing the biggest battle of his life – the attempt to achieve his 12-year ambition of becoming the president of Liberia.
Weah goes into the final runoff ballot on 26 December against Joseph Boakai, the current vice-president, after the supreme court threw out a complaint by Weah’s Womens T.J. Oshie Jersey opponents, who alleged the voting process in the opening round of the poll had been tainted by fraud.
The west African nation is still coming to terms with the terrible effects of a civil war in the 1990s and the Ebola virus between 2014 and 2016 that claimed thousands of lives and ravaged its very fragile economy.
“I am called to service for the love of my country and the love of my people,” Weah says at his Coalition for Democratic Change party campaign headquarters in Monrovia. “I want to become president because I think I can do more for my people in this position.
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Weah first sought the presidency in 2005 but lost to Johnson Sirleaf in the runoff. That defeat, and his subsequent election to the Liberian Senate in 2014 – representing Montserrado County, the country’s largest senatorial district – has provided him with what he describes as a “valuable learning experience”.
“A lot of people felt that because I did not become the president [in 2005] that I had failed but for me, I had a Womens Brandon McCarthy Jersey good feeling … I see that experience as preparation for what I’m doing now. When I had a conversation with Nelson Mandela many years ago, he told me that if I was called on to serve my country I must do the right thing. I am acting on that advice.”
A major negative against Weah in 2005, particularly among the political elite, was the lack of a proper education but he has taken care of that over the past six years: he obtained his high school diploma in 2006, aged http://www.authenticrangersstore.com/-5-dan-girardi-jersey_c-459.html 40, and went on to DeVry University in Florida, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2011 and a master’s degree in public administration two years later.
Weah’s record in the senate, where he chairs the committee on sport, has been criticised by some Liberians, who claim his attendance and voting record, as well as his contribution to parliamentary debate, has been poor. “My responsibility has been to talk for my people, to discuss their interests … I have achieved a lot, my records are there and my people know my work,” he says in his defence. Wholesale Jerseys Usa Basketball Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa Wholesale Jerseys All Discount Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap