On Friday, August 24, a day set aside by the Republic of Liberia to commemorate its flag, President George Manneh Weah will bestow on Arsène Wenger, the nation’s highest honor for his role in developing his (Weah) football career.
Reuters news agency broke the news on Monday quoting an unnamed government’s spokesman.
Reuters reported that Claude Le Roy, who recommended the young Weah in his early football years to Coach Wenger, would also receive a similar honor from the Liberian Leader.
“They will be honored by the Government of Liberia on August 24, National Flag Day for their role in President George Weah’s footballing career.”
“Both coaches will be awarded the honor at an investiture ceremony in Monrovia,” Reuters quoted a government’s spokesman.
President Weah, a former Monaco and AC Milan striker, attributes his success in football to Wenger, who gave him his first opportunity to play in Europe.
President Weah won the African, European and world titles all in one season in 1995. He is revered as one of the football greatest players on earth.
He also played for Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.