CAF leadership’s support for George Weah opens new doors for Africa legends

George Weah and CAF President Ahmad at the swearing-in ceremony

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad led a high-powered African football delegation to Monrovia on Monday as massive show of support for George Weah during his inauguration as the new President of Liberia, cementing the new direction of the game in the continent where former players are playing key roles.

The presence of Ahmad and all his top executives from Africa’s football governing body as well as FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura, who is from Senegal, as well as some of the top legends of the game African shows how former players have become key actors of the game.

CAF leadership at the inauguration also includes First and Second Vice Presidents Kwesi Nyantakyi and Constant Omari respectively as well as Executive Committee members Nigeria FA chief Amaju Pinnick and Kalusha Bwalya of Zambia.

They were joined by former African players were in Monrovia for Weah’s swearing-in with Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o and Nigeria trio of Jay Jay Okocha, Sunday Oliseh and Taribo West, demonstrating the big support from the African football community.

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Source: Ghana Soccernet

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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, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.