Arsene Wenger

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Wenger coached George Weah within the 1990s when he was answerable for French membership Monaco

Arsenal’s supervisor Arsene Wenger has been duped by false reviews that former soccer star George Weah has received Liberia’s presidential election, when actually the ultimate outcomes haven’t but been introduced.

Mr Wenger informed journalists: “I want to congratulate certainly one of my former gamers, who grew to become president of Liberia.”

He coached George Weah within the 1990s.

Mr Weah is amongst 20 presidential candidates within the Liberian election.

He failed in his two earlier makes an attempt however is without doubt one of the front-runners to switch President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Nonetheless, most analysts count on it to go to a second spherical, as a candidate wants greater than 50% of the votes for outright victory.

False reviews of Mr Weah’s victory about have been circulating on social media however it’s not clear why Wenger thought the previous Fifa World Footballer of the 12 months had received.

“It isn’t typically that you’ve got a former participant who turns into a president of a rustic,” Wenger mentioned.

“Nicely performed George and I’d say only for him to maintain his enthusiasm and his need to be taught and to win,” he added.


Stanley Kwenda, BBC Africa

At Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger’s press convention, I requested him whether or not he was shocked that his former participant, Kolo Toure, had made the transition to assistant coach for Scottish facet Celtic and the Ivory Coast nationwide workforce.

In his response Mr Wenger selected to first congratulate one other of his former gamers, George Weah on “changing into the brand new president of Liberia”.

For a second I assumed he had acquired a name from Weah confirming the results of Tuesday’s presidential election.

I knew the official outcomes weren’t but out however I assumed Wenger might have higher intelligence than me. His eyes had been glinting, and he spoke with a lot pleasure and a real congratulatory really feel.

Wenger and Weah share a really particular relationship and I’d not be shocked if the Arsenal supervisor goes to Liberia for Weah’s inauguration – if he wins.