Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde is confident Liberia’s President-elect George Weah will do well in the position.
The former World Player of the Year was on Thursday announced winner of the country’s presidential election.
And Onigbinde said the 51-year-old has the leadership qualities to succeed in his new task as the president of the former American colony.
“I have known Weah since he was a footballer and I can say that he has always been excellent in all he does. He was part of the footballers I assessed while I was with both FIFA and CAF and I still have his records as a footballer,” he said.
“I was not surprised that Liberians have chosen him as their president because he is well-loved by his countrymen both home and abroad. I believe he will make a good president for the country and his time in the position will be enjoyed by his people.
“When he was a footballer, he had passion for the game and he was free of scandals. He enjoyed achieving the targets he set for himself and made sure that his team comes first rather than his personal glory.
“In 1995 when he won the three awards – the European Footballer of the Year, the African Footballer of the Year and the World Footballer of the Year – he did more for his team than he had ever done for himself as a player. When he was not scoring, he was contributing to the success of the team and I was one of those who assessed him that year.”