Liberia : International soccer star, George Weah, runs for president of Liberia!


Well-Known Member
Aug 24, 2002
The Diaspora
It is not often that the seemingly estranged worlds of sport and politics cross orbits - but Liberian football legend George Weah is one such example.
The 1995 World and African footballer of the year has announced his intention to run for president of his country in elections, scheduled for 11 October.

Weah was an undisputed success on the pitch: his striking brilliance for club sides in Liberia, Cameroon, France, Italy and England was a matter of huge pride for Africans in general, and Liberians in particular.

Yet Weah's impact on his country was not just sporting. Mister George, as he is known in France, is also a hero to many Liberians for his off the field work, being named a Unicef ambassador for his efforts to improve the lives of children throughout the continent.

"It is almost impossible to explain how much George has done for Liberia," the country's sports minister, Wheatonia Dixon-Barnes, told BBC World Service's Focus On Africa magazine.

"In Liberia, football is everything. It is crazy, but football is a unifier. Even during the heat of the war, the warring factions put down their arms to come to football games."

Popular amongst young

Weah was not just the leader of Liberia's national team - he personally bankrolled the Lone Star on a number of occasions.

Above all, Weah is perceived as an honest and good man. Liberia has seen few such wholesome characters among its political leaders in the last two decades.

For that alone, the footballer turned politician has a good chance of winning the most important job in his homeland.

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Clyde C Coger Jr African American History Culture : International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade African American History Culture 1
Ndugu Black People : After Upgraded White Supremacy ; International Vote Watch needed in FL and GA Black People Open Forum 4
J Black People Politics : Kidnap Violation International Law Hate Based State Abuse Black People Politics 4
BLAQ LOVE POURAHTREE Black Poetry : Outlaw: International Passport Access Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 1
Liberty Black Women : International Women’s Day: I’m Here To Let You Know, I’m Not Your Feminist Black Women 0
Clyde C Coger Jr African American History Culture : Charleston’s planned International African American Museum will fill in a gap in American history African American History Culture 0
jamesfrmphilly Black People Politics : afrocentricity international on the american election... Black People Politics 0
jamesfrmphilly Law Forum : international-criminal-court-is-too-focused-on-africa Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 0
Black Phoenix Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Black I Am: Celebrate Black Beauty at the 21st Annual International Locks Conference Beauty - Black Hair Care - Fashion 1
RAPTOR The Police : US Police Killings Violate International Law Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 0
OldSoul OldSoul : The International Decade of People of African Descent OldSoul 4
Fine1952 Black People : International Protest Against the Mike Brown Decision Black People Open Forum 4
Omowale Jabali Omowale Jabali : Nigerian Authorities Failed to Act on Warnings of School Raid, Amnesty International confirms Omowale Jabali 3
AACOOLDRE Brother AACOOLDRE : The International Messianic Trees AACOOLDRE 0
Keita Kenyatta Black People : NSA carves pathway into international computers: Black People Open Forum 0
Clyde C Coger Jr Kenya : Kenyan deputy president pleads not guilty at international court Kenya 0
Kadijah Black People Politics : Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) targeting ONLY African leaders? Black People Politics 12
Alarm Clock Haiti : International Gathering Calls for UN Troops to Leave Haiti Pan-Africanism - African Diaspora 3
Gorilla Computers - Software Hardware : International Space Station to boldly go with Linux over Windows Science and Technology 0
A Black People : Optimist Clubs From Optimist International This Can Help The Black Community Black People Open Forum 0
skuderjaymes Black People Politics : International Relations: Muammar Gaddafi Speech To United Nations, September 23, 2009 Black People Politics 0
skuderjaymes Black People Politics : International Relations: Full speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran) at UN 9/2012 Black People Politics 1
skuderjaymes Black People Politics : International Relations: Full speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran) at UN 9/2011 Black People Politics 0
skuderjaymes Black People Politics : International Relations: Full speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran) at UN 9-23-2010 Black People Politics 1
Mercyless1803 Black Positive People : African sister, First Black, Female International Criminal Court Prosecutor Black People Doing Positive Things 8
RAPTOR Libya : Amnesty International: It's a Bad Time to be a Black man in Libya Libya 0
Knowledge Seed Black Relationships : International instead of Interracial? Black Relationships 15
Ankhur Black People : The International Trade in Human Infants Black People Open Forum 0
Ankhur Black People : Mexico;under Seige by Cartels? Or International Bankers? Black People Open Forum 0
Ankhur Black People : How the International Bankers Create Despots to Create turmoil Black People Open Forum 0
jamesfrmphilly Black People : destee international Black People Open Forum 5
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Christians : The Problem with the NIV (New International Version) Bible Christian Study Group 14
cherryblossom Black Spirituality Religion : "International Blasphemy Day" Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 0
D Black Poetry : Street International: Happy Earthday Sista Queen Zulile Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 17
S Black People : Good News - Vopium, the new provider of international mobile calling via GSM and VoIP Black People Open Forum 0
King Tubbs Black People : The Money Masters - How International Bankers Gained Control of America Black People Open Forum 1
Destee Black People : Emory Tate - International Master Black People Open Forum 2
U Pan Africanism : International Reparations Tribunal African American History Culture 0
B Black People : Live Broadcast: African Socialist International Conference on ************** Black People Open Forum 0
C Black Education / Schools : Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships Black Education / Schools 0
HODEE Black People : International Terrorism Black People Open Forum 0
info-moetry Black People : Team Bush" is still refusing international aid Black People Open Forum 0
P Black People : Slavery and the misrepresentation of International media Black People Open Forum 14
L Hey destee have reseved it yet...? - Our First International Premium Member! Tech Support - Questions - Suggestions 9
P Gabon : Miss Peru & Gabon's President: The demonization of Black Men in International Media Gabon 2
Destee Black Events : The International Human Rights Day/Reparations Rally Black Events 0
H Pan-Africanism : The International Israelite Temple of Africa: Repatriation Pan-Africanism - African Diaspora 5
F Destee Network : NLN International Extraordinaire: Finally! Destee Network : 1
F Destee Network : NLN International:...No Problems, Just Solutions! Destee Network : 1
Bishop Black Poetry : I want to Know what Love Is - International Vibe Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 19
Similar threads

Latest profile posts

Cheryl Fitts wrote on Destee's profile.
I am looking for participants in a study to share their experiences as former African American males served as ED/EBD/BD in the southeast. Participants ages 18-35 will be interviewed and given the opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and impressions of their school years. If interested or for more information please contact me directly. Thanks, Cheryl
Cheryl Fitts wrote on Destee's profile.
Thank you for the welcome. I have a question. I am a doctorate student in need of participants for my study. Is it allowable to post a request for study participants. If so, this is the post that would be uploaded:
Let's us all remember in 2021 to protect our energy and to do the best we can to grow and evolve.
Queen Destee im back still showing lo e after what 20+ yrs? You know always stop through from time to time
Destee wrote on rhymebad's profile.
@rhymebad ... i love you ... :love: ... what was going wrong about polls and being blocked and stuff?