Former World Player of the Year George Weah was on Monday sworn in as the new president of Liberia.
Weah’s swearing in took place inside the Samuel Doe Stadium in Monrovia in front of tens of thousands of cheering Liberians.
The former AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea star took over from Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who served for 12 years.
Present at the swearing of the 51-year-old were important dignitaries led by Heads of States, friends and former teammates.
Weah defeated former Vice President Joseph Boakai to become the first ever footballer to be sworn as President.
According to Liberia’s National Election Commission, Weah got 61.5 percent of the votes in the run-off held in December.