George Weah, South Florida's Secret Soccer Legend, Could Be Liberia's Next Vice President
South Florida is the adopted home of all types of international men and women of mystery: from Latin American strongmen to drug runners, movie stars to criminals on the lam. It's where people go to disappear until the charges are dropped or the checks have cleared. Then bam! they reemerge like a long lost celebrity sex tape.
Weah was born in a slum of the Liberian capital of Monrovia. In 1988, at the age of 22, the powerfully built forward caught the eye of French manager Arsene Wenger by scoring 24 goals in 23 games in a local league.
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