July 12 (GIN)–Liberian soccer star George Weah graduated this month from Florida’s DeVry University, saying, “It is never too late for anyone to pursue and achieve a dream.”
Weah was the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Party’s candidate in Liberia’s last election. He was defeated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a close race.
At the time, Weah’s critics said he was unfit to be president because he lacked a college degree.
Now the football legend has a bachelor’s in business management under his belt.
In this year’s election, scheduled for October, Weah is the CDC candidate for vice president, with Ambassador Winston Tubman running for president.
Weah, who plans to start a master’s degree program, thanked the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia for giving visas to all those he invited from Liberia to attend his graduation.
Meanwhile, President Johnson Sirleaf this week welcomed the chairman and CEO of the Chevron Corporation, John Watson, on his first visit to Liberia. Chevron expects to begin drilling its first deepwater exploration well in Liberian waters in the fourth quarter of this year.