(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.
Source: BBC News.com