Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been inducted into Liberia's Order of Distinction as the Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.
The national honour was bestowed on the 68-year-old by his former player at Monaco and country's president, George Weah in Monrovia on Friday.
The presidential recognition comes as appreciation for Wenger's contributions to sports in Africa.
Arsene Wenger in Liberia with a baby named after him. Amazing photo. pic.twitter.com/sZdnYGvMGK— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 23, 2018
The former Gunners boss who arrived at the Roberts International Airport on
He also gave opportunities to 16 football stars at Arsenal during his reign at the helm - Nigeria’s Kanu Nwankwo, Alex Iwobi, Morocco's Marouane Chamakh and Cote d’Ivoire's Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Eboue, Gervinho among others.
Prior to the conferment of the national honour, both Wenger and Weah went to the field to see Monrovia Football Academy youngsters showcase their football talents in a match against Cece United Academy.
Former @Arsenal head coach, Arsene Wenger was at the SKD Stadium in #Paynesville, #Liberia where he watched two games. #ManUtd supporters club against #Arsenal Supporters club and an academy match featuring Cece United academy and Monrovia Football Academy.— T. Kla Wesley Jr. 🇱🇷 (@WesleyKla) August 23, 2018