Arsene Wenger given highest honour in Liberia by president George Weah

Arsene Wenger given highest honour in Liberia by president George Weah

- George Weah awards Arsene Wenger with the West African state's highest honour

- The Liberian president was grateful for the contributions of the Frenchman in his career

- Another coach, Claude Le Roy was also honoured by the former World Player of the Year

Liberia's President George Weah has lavishly praised his former boss Arsène Wenger and gave him with the West African state's highest honour - the Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.

“You proved yourself as a teacher when you revolutionised forever the approach of scouting young talents all over the planet, particularly throughout Africa," Mr Weah said of his former coach during the ceremony in Monrovia, Reuters news agency reports.

Thousands of spectators cheered as the former Arsenal manager as he received his medal in a hall at the national stadium.

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Claude Le Roy who has also coached several African nations received the award as he was the one who brought Wenger's attention to president Weah's talent.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has landed in Liberia as he prepares to receive a top award from the country's President George Weah.

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The Frenchman who coached Liberia's president Weah at Monaco arrived Monrovia on Wednesday night, August 22, ahead of his recognition by the African country.

The 51-year-old was elected as president last year and has decided to honour Wenger and fellow French coach Claude Le Roy on Friday, August 24, after they both played huge roles in his career.

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