Mr. George as he was fondly called by followers of world football has always been a crowd puller. In his days as a footballer, fans would troop to stadiums to watch how he mesmerized his fellow players to score goals. He scored another impressive goal on December 26 when he won the presidential race to become Liberia's 24th president.
Clad in a long white flowing gown for his inauguration, George Manneh Weah, 51, held the Bible as he took the oath of office as President in front of a crowd that analysts affirm has been the biggest at the Samuel Kanyon Doe stadium. That official ceremony on January 22nd marked the beginning of a long and tempestuous six-year journey ahead of him.