As President, 51-year-old Weah will replace the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who became the first ever African female President and led the country for the past 12 years.

In 2005, Weah has already ran for President of Liberia. He scored over 40% of the vote, but lost.

Weah known for his "Monaco", "Paris St Germain", Marseille, Chelsea, Manchester city and AC Milan. In the 1994/95 season he was top scorer of the UEFA Champions League.

In 1995, Weah received the "Golden ball" award as the best player of the year in Europe. In addition, the Liberian three times been the best player in Africa. After his retirement in 2003, Weah has engaged in humanitarian and political activities.