George Weah, the President of Liberia and former soccer star, has conceded defeat in that country’s Presidential election.
Weah, who was first elected in 2017, failed in his bid for another term, with Joesph Boakai emerging victorious.
Boakai and Weah had first faced off against each other last month, but no candidate won more than 50% of the vote, sending the election to a runoff.
Boakai narrowly beat Weah in the runoff, held last week, with Boakai managing 50.6% of the vote, against Weah’s 49.4%.
Boakai had previously served as vice president and had run for President in 2017, losing to Weah.
Before entering politics Weah had been one of Africa’s greatest footballers, enjoying a long career in European leagues and was named the World Player of the Year by FIFA in 1995.