Former world footballer of the year and Liberian presidential hopeful, George Weah, was in Nigeria over the weekend on a spiritual mission.
Weah, 51, who faces a second round vote in his third straight bid to enter the presidency, met with popular Nigerian televangelist, TB Joshua at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos.
Photos showed Weah in a handshake with the evangelist, he was accompanied by some top associates. TB Joshua’s official Twitter account also confirmed that Weah’s main contender, current vice-president, Joseph Boakai, had also contacted him.
Unlike in the case of the United States election in November last year when the evangelist tipped former First Lady, Hillary Clinton, for victory; he did not make an explicit statement on the outcome of the November 7 run-off.
Senator George Weah, the footballing legend & leading presidential candidate in Liberia is at The SCOAN to seek God’s face about his nation.
— TB Joshua (@SCOANTBJoshua) October 22, 2017
The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia last week confirmed that Weah and Boakai – the two top candidates in the October 10 presidential polls – will enter a run-off to decide who succeeds Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first female democratically elected president.
Weah is hoping to win Sirleaf’s seat after losing Liberia’s first post civil war elections to her in a run-off in 2005. In 2011, he was a vice-presidential aspirant to Winston Tubman, but Sirleaf managed to secure a second straight term.