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Weah Goes To The Last Runoff Ballot On 26 December Against Joseph Boakai

George Weah has lived a really fulfilled life, one where he's achieved a lot. But that's not sufficient for the 51-year-old, who remains the only African to be voted as the world's best player. He's not content to live a quiet life and revel in the memories of his distinguished career. Instead, he's facing the biggest battle of his life -- the effort to attain his 12-year dream of becoming the president of Liberia. Weah goes to the last runoff ballot on 26 December against Joseph Boakai, the present vice-president, following the supreme court threw out a complaint by Weah's opponents, who alleged that the voting procedure in the opening round of the survey was tainted by fraud.

"I need to become president because I believe I could do more for my people in this place. "I know a whole lot of people wonder why an ex-footballer should look for the presidency of this country but nobody asks a lawyer or a businessman why they do the same," Weah went, obviously irked by critics who say he lacks the expertise needed to take care of the intricacies of Liberia's economic and social problems, which made governance an enormous challenge for the incoming president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Harvard University-trained economist who won a share of the 2011 Nobel peace prize. That defeat, and his subsequent election to the Liberian Senate in 2014 -- representing Montserrado County, the nation's biggest senatorial district -- has supplied him with what he describes as a "valuable learning experience".

"A lot of people felt that since I didn't come to be the president [in 2005] I had neglected but for me, I had a very good feeling ... I see that experience as preparation for what I am doing now. When I had a conversation with Nelson Mandela several years back, he explained that if I had been called to serve my nation I need to do the right thing. I'm acting on this advice." A significant drawback against Weah in 2005, especially among the political elite, was the absence of a formal education but he's taken care of that over the last six years: he obtained his high school diploma in 2006, aged 40, and went on to DeVry University at Florida, acquiring a bachelor's degree in business management in 2011 and a master's degree in public administration two decades later. agen sbobet terpercaya

Weah's record in the Senate, where he chairs the committee on sport, has been criticised by some Liberians, who assert his presence and voting record, in addition to his contribution to the parliamentary debate, has been poor. "My responsibility was to speak for my people, to talk about their interests. I've achieved a lot, my documents are there and my people know my job," he states in his defense. Milan has already changed supervisor, and hopes for a glorious season expired long ago. Fans are content, in the short term, merely to find the ship steadied so that they may have an opportunity to enjoy someone else's failures for after. With hindsight, those two injuries up front may have helped Verona. The guys who replaced them -- Moise Kean and Daniel Bessa -- seized one each. Juventus would surely like to see that the 17-year-old, whom they loaned to Verona this summer, playing more frequently.

More superstitious observers noted they haven't won a match in 90 minutes because Inter Bells was published. Personally, I am inclined to call this one a rebalancing of a few of the fantastic fortune that has gone their way this season. An excellent weekend for Napoli. There was a fluidity to their attacking maneuvers against Torino that's been missing of late, and they scored as many times in this match as they had in the past five. Specifically, Marek Hamsik's goal -- his first in nine league matches -- came with a feeling of relief, moving him to level with Diego Maradona as the club all-time top Serie A scorer -- a goal which had appeared to be looming over him.

This one, admittedly, should have been spared, but Juventus were ruthless in seeing off Bologna despite beginning again with the out-of-sorts Paulo Dybala on the seat. The Uruguayan pulled off a fine save to cut out Francesco Manganelli's cross in a defeat to Sassuolo ... it is only a shame that he doesn't play in goal. (And that neither the referee nor video playoff team detected.) Next up for Juventus are Roma, who beat Cagliari using a 93rd-minute aim. It was Federico Fazio's hand that deflected the ball into the internet, too, though you would have trouble convincing me that this one was deliberate.


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