Arsene Wenger wrongly celebrates George Weah’s Liberia election win

(BBC News) – Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has seemingly been duped by false reports that former football star George Weah had won Liberia’s presidential election, even though the final results have not yet been announced.

M., Wenger said: “I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia.”

He coached Mr. Weah at French club Monaco in the 1990s.

Mr. Weah was among 20 presidential candidates in Tuesday’s election.

The former Fifa World Footballer of the Year failed in his two previous attempts but is one of the front-runners to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

However, most analysts expect it to go to a second round, as a candidate needs more than 50% of the votes for outright victory.

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Source: BBC News.com

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.