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PHOTOS: George Weah Returns To The Pitch And Dispels Doubts About His Ability To Lead The Country

Elected President George Weah who is currently being sworn-in as the new president of Liberia has earlier on Saturday, two days before his inauguration today rejected criticism of his ability to lead the country, stressing that his priority would be to keep the peace.

The former footballer played a friendly match between a team of former Liberian internationals and friends to the Liberian Armed Forces.

Before the match ended with a score of 2-1, Weah told reporters he found misplaced critics of his lack of preparation to govern the country.

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“You want to see me as a former footballer but I am a human being, I strive to be excellent and I can succeed,” he said.

He pointed out that he was faced with such a situation when he left Liberia in the late 1980s, before becoming the best FIFA player in 1996.

His political opponents, including outgoing Vice President Joseph Boakai, who lost the presidential election last year, came back to the fact that he had dropped out of high school to focus on football. And claim that having spent only three years in the Senate, he has no experience of governing.

Although there are many challenges, George Weah is determined to meet them.

“Peace is on the agenda, as is the unity of our people. Afterwards, we will apply our program “.

The oath taking place on Monday will mark the first democratic transition since 1944.

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