'A born leader' - Football salutes newly elected Liberia president George Weah

George Weah
The 1995 Fifa World Player of the Year defeated the incumbent vice president to win the presidential election in the west African country

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.