George Weah Honours Arsene Wenger
George Weah, the Liberian President has honoured his former football coach Arsene Wenger. George Weah honoured Arsene Wenger with the most prestigious accolade in Liberia on Friday. The Liberian President granted the award to the former Arsenal boss for promoting African talent in football.
George Weah was scouted by Monaco during Wenger’s tenure as the Monaco boss. Weah was discovered playing for Tonnerre Yaoundé. He was signed to play for Monaco in 1988. During that time is when George Weah’s career started showing signs of progress. The prolific striker later parted ways with Arsene Wenger in Monaco. He later played for the biggest clubs Europe includes; Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris St-German
Arsene Wenger has become the High Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption in Liberia. It looked like it was a French party in Liberian native when Wenger’s fellow countrymen and fellow coach Claude Le Roy was also honoured for launching George Weah’s football career.
George Weah’s Football Career
George Weah was brought to Europe by Arsene Wenger when he signed for Monaco in 1988. The Liberian President was one of the top strikers in Europe during his playing career.
He was the top goal scorer in the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League playing for Paris St-German. Weah has a rare talent even up to date no African player has managed to match his football principles.
In 1995 he scooped the world’s most coveted award. Weah was named the FIFA World Player of the Year and he went on further to claim the Ballon d’Or becoming the first African player to claim such honour till date. The following year in 1996 he was named the African Player of the Century.
Weah had a remarkable career as a player that’s why he has honoured the man behind his achievements with such an important award.