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Liberia’s President Elect, George Weah Invites Former Manager, Wenger To Inauguration

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Liberia’s President Elect, George Weah Invites Former Manager, Wenger To Inauguration


Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah days ago sent an invite to Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger for his inauguration ceremony later in January.

Wenger was Weah’s Manager while he played for Monaco between 1988 and 1992. Though the French man has acknowledged the invite, he is not sure of attending the event.

Wenger disclosed that his comments to match officials in recent weeks may have him sanctioned by the FA, and if he is not suspended, he will miss the inauguration.

I have been invited by George to come to the day where he will be the President,” he said.

I believe I will be busy but if I am suspended (for his comments on referees) I will have time to go“.

The Arsenal boss admits he still finds it hard to believe what Weah has achieved.

“The life of this guy is a real film. It is unbelievable. It can make a fantastic film,” said an excited Wenger.

“I remember when I saw him the first time at Monaco, coming in a bit lost, not knowing anybody, not being rated by anybody as a player and becoming the best player in the world in 1995 and today becoming the president of his country.”

Wenger also recalled the passion and love Weah had for Liberia.

I went with George during the period when there was war in Liberia and I have seen how much he suffered for his country. That was the thing which was continuous in his country, the love for his country and for his people. Today when I look back I see him crying when war was on in Liberia so it’s a happy story.

“I wish he has a happy presidency and I would like to say this guy is an example for everybody who plays football today.

Weah won a presidential run off poll last month beating Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the vote. He will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president

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