Weah invites Wenger to inauguration ceremony Weah invites Wenger to inauguration ceremony
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has been invited to former footballer George Weah’s inauguration as Liberia’s president. But Wenger, who signed Weah when... Weah invites Wenger to inauguration ceremony

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has been invited to former footballer George Weah’s inauguration as Liberia’s president.

But Wenger, who signed Weah when he was Monaco coach in 1988, expects to be too busy to make the trip from London for the Jan. 22 ceremony. The event falls two days before the second leg of Arsenal’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

Weah, a former FIFA World Player of the Year, was elected president last week in Liberia’s first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script and described him as a shining example to the rest of the game.

Nurudeen Adegbenro