Liberia’s new president elect George Weah has revealed to the BBC that he has invited Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to his inauguration 22nd January.
Wenger was Weah’s manager at French side Monaco between 1988 and 1992, however, Wenger is not sure he will able to attend.
“I have been invited by George to come to the day where he will be the President,” he said. I have been invited by George to come to the day where he will be the President
While Wenger believes he will be busy, there is a chance he could still make it for the January 22 inauguration ceremony in Monrovia.
“I believe I will be busy but if I am suspended (for his comments on referees) I will have time to go.”
Wenger is facing a Football Association disciplinary hearing for various comments he made about referees in recent weeks.
Wenger says he could never have imagined the young player would go on to become president of Liberia.
Weah was elected president last month, winning more than 60% of the vote in the second-round run-off.
“The life of this guy is a real film. It is unbelievable. It can make a fantastic film,” an excited Wenger told the BBC.
“I remember when I saw him the first time at Monaco, coming in a bit lost, not knowing anybody, not being rated by anybody as a player and becoming the best player in the world in 1995 – and today becoming the president of his country. It’s an unbelievable story.”