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George Weah to Run for Liberia President in 2017

George Weah
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Former Liberia international footballer, George Weah, has announced he will run for president of the West African country for a second time.

Weah had an illustrious playing career, starring for Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco, AC Milan and Chelsea among others.

The two- time African Footballer of the Year is the only player from the continent to be named the FIFA World Footballer of the Year, winning the accolade in 1995, africanFootball.com reports.

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Weah, 49, previously ran for president in 2005, but was defeated by current president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Sirleaf’s second term in office will end next year and under the country’s constitution she cannot run for the top political post again.

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