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Arsene Wenger to be honoured by President Weah

OLD TIMES: George Weah and Arsene Wenger, Monaco 1990s (Photo credit: Offside Sports Photography)

FORMER ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger will be honoured by former footballer George Weah, who was elected President of Liberia last year.

A government spokesperson revealed to Reuters that Wenger alongside French coach Claude Le Roy "will be be honoured by the government of Liberia on 24 August, National Flag Day for their role in President George Weah’s footballing career”.

Le Roy told the AFP news agency the pair planned to be in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, on Friday, for the ceremony to receive the country's "highest distinction".

President Weah, who was raised in a slum in Monrovia, Liberia, played Ligue 1 side in Monaco where Wenger was manager at the time.

He then went onto play for Paris St-Germain (PSG) and AC Milan, before ending his career in England with brief stays at Chelsea and Manchester City.

He is the only African footballer to have won both Fifa World Player of the Year and the prestigious Ballon D'Or.

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