Ex Football Star, George Weah Sworn In As Liberian President
Former international football star, George Weah, was sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.
Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the trauma of a civil war.
He was sworn in as President by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ancis Korkpor.
The ceremony took place at a packed sports stadium near the capital, Monrovia, with several African heads of state in attendance, along with friends and former colleagues from Weah’s football years.