The presidential candidate of Liberia’s main opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and Senator George Weah has made known that he holds love for the Black Star, the Ghanaian national soccer team over his native football team, the Lone Star.
Senator Weah is one of the twenty (20) presidential candidates who preached love for country when he contested the first round of the October 10, election that is widely characterized by irregularities and fraud.
“The Black Star is my team. I love, follow and I admire the Ghanaian national team,” Weah said when he appeared on Ghanaian television sport program, Sports File.
The ex-football legend now politician played and captained Liberia’s national football team, the Lone Star from the early 1980s up to the 2000s when he conquered the football world in 1995 to become the only African and his native Liberia to win the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Player of the Year award.
“I have a realistic chance in the elections because my people love me and believe that I can change their lives. They are telling me that I’m a good man and they have confidence in me to be their next leader,” Weah said when asked about his chance in the runoff.
Senator Weah failed to obtain the constitutionally required 50 percent plus one vote need for out right victory in the first round of polling.
Since its formation in 2005 the CDC and George Weah have been rejected by majority votes during runoff election.
Writes Titus E. Dessie