Baba Adamu Amando, Ghanaian soccer star, has sent a message of congratulations to his friend, the newly elected President of Liberia, George Oppong Weah.
Baba Amando stressed that Weah’s election, an unprecedented achievement, is an inspiration and a challenge to footballers all over the world, including himself, to find ways to impact their communities beyond the football field.
Below is the full message:
It gives me indescribable pleasure to be able to extend the warmest congratulations on your election to the high office of President of the Republic of Liberia.
Your uncommon achievement is a most significant step in both the life of your country and for the international football fraternity, from among which you’re the first to achieve this most impressive feat.
Your victory has not come easy. It has come at great personal cost and has required you to learn new crafts and disciplines, in order to serve your people as effectively as a public servant as you did when, in the national jersey, you fought to keep the nation’s flag high among the comity of football nations.
Indeed, there can be no greater inspiration to footballers and all sportsmen from all over the world as they seek to continue in service to their nations away from the field.
Personally, as someone who has the privilege to call you a friend, your achievements continue to inspire and challenge me in my own mission to be of the greatest benefit to my community and my country.
As you assume your office, I wish to extend my best wishes for your administration and to express my confidence that you will deliver to the satisfaction of the Liberian people.
The tenacity that brought you such great personal success will, without question, enable you to chalk new successes for the country and people you love so much.
Permit me to once again congratulate you on your stunning achievement and to express my best wishes for your tenure, your health and for all the people of Liberia.
I am proud of you and I will certainly be at your inaugural ceremony.
Baba Adamu Armando
Swedru All Blacks, Kotoko (Ghana), Al-Shabab (UAE),
Chernomorez Novorossiisk (Russia), FC Rostselmash (Russia),
Lokomotiv (RUS), FC Dinamo Minsk (Belarus), Al Asr (UAE),
Lokomotiv Moskva, Krylia Sovetov(RUS), Sakaryaspor(TUR)