Former ace footballer George Weah on the verge of becoming Liberia President

Voters lined up at a polling center in Grand Bassa County

The results hadn't yet been announced.

Even though the electoral commission hasn't announced a victor, social-media reports claiming a victory for George Weah went viral.

NEC Chairman Jerome Korkoya hit out at false reports and said his officials were doing their best to get accurate official results out as quickly as possible.

He said the latest results released on Friday were from 1,817 polling places with 540,900 votes or 23.71 percent of the total votes cast.

George Weah, 1995 FIFA's Player of the year and Ballon d'Or victor, is awaiting the official result of the Liberian presidential elections as he vies to replace the current head of state Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

If no single candidate gains more than 50 percent of the vote a runoff will be scheduled in November between the top two contenders, according to Liberian law, but whether this will be necessary is not yet clear.

Regarded as one of the greatest African footballers of all time, Weah first announced his intentions to run for president in the 2005 elections. As President of VEA will replace the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. In 2014, he won a Senate seat. "It reminds Liberians of a lot of good things".

"I can say for sure that Ambassador George Manneh Weah is going to be the next president of the Republic of Liberia", Weah's adviser Mulbah Morlu told Reuters.

Over the 12-year period she has been in office, the 78-year-old of head of state has received numerous accolades and condemnations in nearly equal measure.

The election, held on Tuesday, 51-year-old Weah has defeated its main rival, the incumbent Vice-President Joseph Bokaya.

"It's not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country".

Liberia's has 2.1 million registered voters.

Arsene Wenger toasted his former player George Weah's victory in the Liberia presidential election during his press conference on Thursday... but there was one small problem.

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