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Comeback of a legend? - George Weah plays a match for Liberia at the age of 51!!
Yesterday Liberia played a friendly match against Nigeria in Monrovia the Capital of Liberia to honour jersey number 14. Everybody was surprised when it was George Weah himself who entered the field in the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium. The former striker from AC Milan and Paris Saint-German who is the President of his country nowadays played 79 minutes for his team. Unfortunately, they lost the match (1-2). Back in the days, I was a huge fan of George Weah, especially when he played for AC Milan. He was also the first and so far the only player from Africa who won the Ballon d'Or (Golden ball) a price for the best player of a year in Europe in 1995. IN the same year he was also chosen as the best player in the World This match brings his total number of official international matches to 61 and all that at the age of 51!! George Weah a true legend!!
Top 5 Sports star who turned to politics.
Here’s the top 5 greatest athletes that became politicians. George Weah Had a long illustrious career as a footballer with notable stints in France and Italy where he established himself as one of Africa’s greatest of all time, before short stints in England towards his retirement. he was confirmed as president-elect of Liberia after a resounding victory on the polls which saw him win the majority vote in 12 of the West African nation’s 15 counties. IMRAH khan He was the heart and soul of Pakistan’s National Cricket team, guiding them to their first and only World Cup title in ’92. Becoming a professional at the age of 16 in 1969, he went on to have a glorious career and is considered one of the greatest cricketers of the 20th century. In ’96, Khan created the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party. He was elected to represent Mianwali in Parliament in ’02 but in ’07 he resigned with other Parliament members in protest of general Musharraf running for presidential election without resigning as army chief. Musharraf put him under house arrest but he escaped and went on to address his grievances to hundreds of thousands of supporters. He still is a direct threat to the Pakistani establishment today while still spear heading the U.S. anti-drone movement. 3. Romário He gets lost in the shuffle when talking about the greatest footballers to ever come out of Brazil. How could he not when the list includes talents like Neymar, Zico, Ronaldo, Garrincha and Pele. The striker was named FIFA Player of the Year after winning a World Cup for Brazil and helping Barcelona gain the national league title in ’94. During the 2010 general election, Romário won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies on the Brazilian Socialist Party ticket. After condemning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he was elected to the Brazilian Senate, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro. 4.Manny Pacquiao Love him or hate him, Pac Man has put an entire nation on his back during his tenure as a professional boxer. The Filipino champion is 58-6-2, with his last win coming against Timothy Bradley for the vacant WBO International Title and vacant Lineal Welterweight Titles in April. Pacquiao has left a trail of destruction in his wake, winning numerous awards, becoming the only boxer to win eight-division World Championships, and the first to win Lineal Championships in five different weight classes. It’s no surprise that his love for the Philippines transferred over to politics. In 2010, he was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines and was re-elected to the 16th Congress of the Philippines in 2013. 5. Vitali Klitschko Klitschko rose through the ranks in the late 90s but became a household name when he put on a stellar performance against the top guy in the heavyweight division, Lennox Lewis, in ’03. Klitschko was ahead on the card when the fight was stopped due to damage to Klitschko’s eye, giving Lewis the win. It would be Lewis’ last fight and was symbolically a passing of the torch. Klitschko would have one of the greatest careers of this century but his ultimate success came in politics. During his short political career, he created the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform and represented his party in Parliament during 2012. In 2014, he was elected Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine. That same year, his party merged with Petro Poroshenko Bloc and he became the new leader. With civil unrest in the country for several years, we hope Klitschko can knock some sense into them.
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