Ex-Liberia international George Weah has been elected as the 25th President of Liberia after securing 12 of the 15 counties in the country.
The three-time African Footballer of the Year and the first African player to win the Ballon d'Or defeated Joseph Boakai and will now succeed the first elected female president in Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
And the football world joined the former Chelsea, AC Milan, PSG, Monaco, Manchester City and Marseille forward in the celebration by taking to Twitter to congratulate him on his victory at the polls.
First African to win Ballon D'Or— Yidah Sven Yidah (@YidahSven) December 27, 2017
First African Athlete to become President
Congratulations George Weah.
A truly inspirational story!! pic.twitter.com/LSBSya6wws
W - World footballer of the year.— Nuhu Adams 🌻 (@ThisIsNUHU_) December 27, 2017
E - European footballer of the year.
A - African footballer of the year.
H - Head of State.
New President of Liberia.
Almost 13 years ago George Weah lost the presidential election. One of the reasons being that he was considered illiterate for the presidency. Dude basically went to brush up on that and more. Next year, he will be President George Weah. Congratulations 🇱🇷— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) December 27, 2017
George Weah - persistence definitely pays. Congratulations— Eddie (@RogueAcademic_) December 27, 2017
Congratulations to "George Weah", one time world best footballer and now President-elect of Liberia. May your reign be prosperous for your country. pic.twitter.com/G2cMvVwdKS— Ronald 'X' Adimoha (@IAmRonaldX) December 27, 2017
Congratulations to 1995 Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah who has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia. He never gave up!— Biola Omowanle (@Beeorlicious) December 27, 2017