Former Black Stars and Eintracht Frankfurt goal poacher Tony, has lauded ex AC Milan super star George Oppong Weah for putting smiles on the faces of footballers and also making them proud after being recently sworn-in as Liberia President.
Tony was among the few retired footballers privileged to have gotten themselves invitation by the former PSG, Monaco,star to grace his inaugural service.
Weah upon his election to power as Liberia current President becomes not the first retired sports-man to enter into the field of politics but follows ex-Brazilian star Emilio (congress member at the parliament house of Brazil), former world heavyweight boxer Vlardemir Klitschko (Mayor for Kiev), and former WBO world welterweight boxer Manny Pacquiao (Senator for Philippines) and a host others.
“Weah has indeed made footballers proud and l’m really happy for him,” Yeboah told Kumasi based Angel FM.
“His swearing-in ceremony was very great and we as former footballers went there to celebrate with him his remarkable achievement.”
The unprecedented swearing-in ceremony attracted all kinds of former footballers with the likes of J.J. Okocha, former Zambian international and most capped footballer Kalusha Bwalya (Great Kalu), Kwame Ayew and several others from France all trooping in to grace the occasion.
“The country’s citizens l must say really love and desire George as their president to lead their nation. Even though there were a host of foreigners who equally vied for the presidency position,” Tony added.
When asked whether he desires becoming a political leader in future indicated that under no circumstance has he ever thought of becoming a president neither in his long nor short-term ambitions as his colleague ex-footballer George Oppong Weah.