George Weah Scores A Memorable GOAL In Liberia
By Ndubuisi Ekekwe |
Goalkeepers hated him. Defenders despised him. His wizardry was unbounded. He was a legend in a land where you needed to be twice better to get half praise. George Weah was one of his generation’s finest footballers. He scored many goals – beautiful ones. I know that because as Sausa, ex-Secondary Technical Ovim’s football commentator and strategist with zero football skill, I do understand games, and Weah was peerless at his prime!
In 2019, I wrote that “King George has failed to score for Liberia recently. The football-turned-politician is the President of Liberia. His government has been accused of being clueless, political ineptitude and even corruption. In short, he has scored many own-goals – poverty and youth unemployment are up.”
But like the legendary George Weah known for his mercurial football vision and dribbling skills, he has scored a memorable GOAL in Liberia: he conceded the free and fair presidential election which he lost. Mr. Weah, that is the goal of the World Cup of National Progress. #Respect!
Liberia President George Weah on Friday conceded election defeat to opposition leader Joseph Boakai after a tight race, ending a presidency marred by graft allegations but helping to ensure a smooth transition of power in the once volatile African nation.
Boakai, 78, a former vice president who lost to Weah in the 2017 election, led with 50.9% of the vote over Weah’s 49.1%, with nearly all the votes counted, the country’s elections commission said on Friday.