Liberian President George Weah on Friday gave his country’s top honour to Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy, the two French coaches who gave his football career an early boost.

At a red-carpet ceremony in the suburbs of the capital Monrovia, Wenger was praised for the “development of the youth in Africa” throughout his coaching career.

“Your positive role has not only affected the professional success and personal life journey of many African footballers, but also the entire generation of young Liberians who follow President Weah as a mentor,” the ceremony’s speaker said as Wenger received the distinction of Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.

Wenger signed Weah, then 22, when he was in charge of Monaco in 1988.

“You are president now, before you were my kid,” Wenger said at the end of the ceremony….
Source: Seychelles News Agency