Switzerland-based Stephen Odey says he is inspired to go the extra-mile in his football career and even life following the achievement of former FIFA World player of the year George Oppong Weah of Liberia who was elected President of the Republic of Liberia recently, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former player of MFM Football Club of Lagos, who is now with FC Zurich, said he hopes to become the next George Weah.
Weah was on Friday announced the new President of Liberia, after winning the run-off poll in the country’s presidential election.
Odey, via his official twitter account @stevenodey31, congratulated Weah and added that the feat will serve as a motivation to other football players.
“From the pitch to the presidency. I join others to say congratulations to George Weah.
“ This alone is enough motivation for every footballer to go beyond the field of play. I hope to be the next George Weah,’’ the tweet read.