George Weah: Achieving Greatness in Football and Politics

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This is the story of George Weah, a son of Africa who achieved greatness in football and politics. Learn about his journey and takeaways from his exemplary conduct.

George Weah, Greatness, Football, Politics, Africa

In his famous drama, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare penned one of the most recognisable descriptions of greatness: "Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them". George Oppong Weah of Liberia is one who has achieved greatness in all ramifications. Neither born with a silver spoon nor had greatness entrusted to him by his Godfathers, Goerge worked his way to the zenith of his chosen careers in football and politics.

His greatness is epitomised in how he handled his exit from sporting fame and power rather than by his many laudable achievements before and during his era of greatness. This is the excellent story of a son of Africa that merits our consideration, and I have set out to tell this story and highlight some takeaways from President George Weah's exemplary conduct. George Weah made history in 1995 when he was named African, European, and FIFA World Player of the Year, thus becoming the first and only African footballer to win the prestigious FIFA Player of the Year awar

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