Liberia: President Weah plans to construct mini-soccer stadiums in seven counties.
The only African footballer to have won both the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or award and now president of Liberia has submitted a request to the Liberian Legislature to approve a sports development initiative. President George Weah intends to build seven modern mini-soccer stadiums in the capital cities of seven counties namely Harper, Maryland County; Barclayville, Grand Kru; Greenville, Sinoe; Cestos, Rivercess: Zwedru, Grand Gedeh; Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount, and Bopolu, Gbarpolu County.
“... .trust that the Legislature will ratify this Agreement which seeks to provide employment, build our infrastructure, strengthen our Union and drive our Pro-Poor Agenda for the good of our Liberian people." President George Weah
President George Weah also submitted US $536.4m Loan Agreement for Ratification between Eton Finance PTE Ltd and the Liberian Government. In his communication, the president also revealed that the project would be constructed by a Joint Venture Consortium (JVC) comprising of the Chinese Engineering and Construction company together with many other homegrown companies. A vetting process and confirmation of all the participating companies will be handled by the Ministry of Public Works. The loan is also expected to be partially used for the country’s other construction projects.
Before becoming president, George enjoyed an illustrious footballing career in Europe, playing for AC Milan, PSG, Monaco, and Chelsea.