By Mike Mbonye
Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper, Idah Peterside on Sunday congratulated George Weah, former worldwide star, as President-elect of Liberia.
Weah, 51, former FIFA World participant of the yr, polled 722,185 votes, representing 61.5 % to defeat Vice President Joseph Boakai who scored 457,579 or 28. 5 %.
Peterside, additionally, former media officer of the Eagles, advised the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the phone from Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, that Weah`s victory would open avenues for ex-internationals who wish to serve their nations.
“I believe that the victory of George Weah will open doors for some of us that have served our countries to be given the opportunity to serve in other areas,” he mentioned.
Peterside mentioned that Weah`s election was a victory for Liberian soccer and the folks for selecting an ex-international who served the nation very properly.
“What a day for football and Liberia. I want to thank Liberians for acknowledging that footballers are like national heroes and treasures,” he mentioned.
According to him, most gamers gave their lives taking part in for his or her nations and gained honours and glories.
“We were not even allowed to be President of our football federation, let alone contesting for the house of assembly,” he mentioned.
Peterside mentioned that ex-internationals deserved to be made commissioners, ministers or high jobs, given their experiences and years of service.
Read George Weah’s victory speech here