Foot­ball star now Pres­i­dent Weah

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FOR­MER foot­ball star Ge­orge Weah has been sworn into of­fice as Liberia’s new pres­i­dent.

The 51-year-old took over the lead­er­ship of the im­pov­er­ished West African na­tion from Africa’s first fe­male pres­i­dent.

Weah, who was Fifa’s 1995 player of the year, won the run-off vote on De­cem­ber 26 against the out­go­ing vice pres­i­dent.

He had a glit­ter­ing foot­ball ca­reer play­ing in France, Italy, the UK and else­where.

He is faced with tack­ling Liberia’s youth unem­ploy­ment and other ma­jor chal­lenges.

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