Wenger Confirms Invitation To Attend George Weah Inauguration
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been recognized by Liberia President-elect George Oppong Weah, following the former Monaco player’s election late last year, the French tactician also confirming he has been invited to the inauguration later in January.
Wenger signed Weah for Monaco in 1988, the striker winning the African Footballer of the Year award before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 1992. Although Weah left Wenger and Monaco, he often credited the coach with having a significant influence on his career.
Although the experienced manager is however not sure of attending the event because of Gunners busy fixtures in the league. “Maybe if I’m suspended I will have time to go,” Wenger said to a chorus of laughter.
“It’s unbelievable. He was always strong mentally, convinced he was on a mission. I saw how much he suffered for his country during the war when he was at Monaco.
“He had such love and care for his people. I didn’t think during that time that he’d become president, but I’ve seen him crying when there was war in Liberia. It’s a happy story and I hope he does well, he is an example to every footballer.”