George Weah is a former professional footballer and the 25th President of Liberia.
Born on October 1, 1966, he grew up in a slum in the Liberian capital of Monrovia and started playing football as a teenager. George Weah became so good that he dropped out of his final year of school to play professional football.
His 18-year professional football career span from Tonnerre Yaoundé, Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Manchester City, Marseille, and Chelsea FC
After retiring from football, George went back to school. He obtained his high school diploma in 2006 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in public administration.
He lost his first and second bid for Liberian Presidency to Africa’s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
In December 2017, Weah ran for president again and defeated Sirleaf’s vice-president Joseph Bokai, with a large margin.
Here are Top 10 Famous quotes of Liberian President, George Weah
1. You chose me because I am a peace ambassador. You have a case. While we are looking into the case we want you to remain calm. The streets of Monrovia do not belong to demonstrators. Do not go into the streets to riot,
2. Liberian people have to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
3. I would never divide the Liberian people
4. I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there’s no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot
5. I think someone who takes the presidency must not take it to learn. (There is) a crisis of leadership and it needs someone who understands already the depth of human suffering and the difficulties we are confronted with. There’s no time for learning.
6. You have to be courageous because we have not lost the election. We want you to have courage. We want you to know that everything we do is peace first and peace last
7. The whole world is preaching democracy, so we have no doubt that this election will be free and fair
8. My government will be open.
9. People have been supporting me since my childhood. They are supporting me because they want a change, not about my popularity.
10. The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with an average voter.