African and Liberian football legend, George Weah has been joined by legends of the game from across Africa to promote reconciliation in his homeland which was ravaged by years of civil war leading to the death of about 250, 000 people.
Weah, who was recently chosen to be Liberia’s Peace Ambassador, invited Cameroonians Roger Milla and Patrick Mboma, JJ Okocha of Nigeria and Cyril Domoraud of Ivory Coast amongst others for a glittering exhibition match in the capital Monrovia on Saturday.
“I know my job is very difficult but I want you all to join me in sending the message of peace to our people. My appeal to you all is to help me achieve peace,” Weah said as he launched a campaign for post-war reconciliation.
Thousands of Liberians enjoyed a display of skill put on by the veterans before Weah presented his Ballon d’Or which he was awarded for being European Footballer of the Year in 1995 to the people of Liberia.
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