Liberian President George Weah is to award his former football coach, Arsène Wenger, his country’s highest honour.
President Weah, the only African to have been named World Player of the Year, was signed by Wenger in 1988 when he coached Monaco.
Wenger, who stepped down as Arsenal manager this year after 22 years, nurtured several African stars.
The president retired from football in 2003 and went into politics. He won last year’s election by a landslide.
Wenger is expected to be in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, for the award ceremony on Saturday, Liberia’s Information Minister Eugene Nagbe told the BBC.