Former Super Eagles player Garba Lawal has reacted to the emergence of former World Footballer of the year George Weah as the President of Liberia.

While congratulating Weah on his emergence, Lawal stated that he has no intention of joining politics now or ever.

Lawal who to spoke to Bounce News said that most footballers stay away from politics because of the nature of Nigerian politics.

He said it is not as if sports people can’t do politics, but the complexity of the political terrain is what many of them do not understand.

“Nigerian sports men and women are not interested because we don’t understand it. The kind of politics done in Nigeria is quite different from the one in other countries.

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“At least the likes of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko and Brazil's Romario are into politics and they are doing well, but it is a different kettle of fish in Nigeria,” he said.

Former 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, AC Milan legend and arguably one of the greatest African players of all time, George Weah was inaugurated as Liberia's 25th president on Monday, January 22nd to great cheers and much joy.

Weah, 51, is the successor of Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia's first female head of state.

He beat 73-year-old vice-president Joseph Boakai in the country's presidential election.


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