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Okocha and other ex Super Eagles stars who can become successful politicians

The entire football world are currently celebrating the success of former AC Milan striker George Weah, who is the only African footballer to have won the Ballon d'Or, following his victory as the next President of Liberia.

Weah defeated Joseph Boakai who has been the country's vice president for the last 12 years in the electoral run-off held on Wednesday, December 27.

Footballers, especially those who have made it to the zenith of their careers are known to be famous considering how rich they are, the cars they drive and gigantic mansions they live in.

Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar are idols in their clubs and also have millions of followers on their social media pages.

However, our focus shall be on some of the former Super Eagles players who were famous during their active playing days and still remain popular after leaving football.

Here we bring you former Super Eagles captain Austin JJ Okocha and others who should feel challenged by George Weah's success as the new President of Liberia.

1. Austin JJ Okocha
Former Super Eagles captain Austin JJ Okocha was known for his dribbling skills during his active playing days as he was a joy to watch for many football lovers.
The 44-year-old former Hull City star is presently the Chairman of the Delta state Football Association.

2. Kanu Nwankwo
Former Arsenal star Kanu Nwankwo is also one of the ex Super Eagles players who made millions during his active playing days. Known as 'Papilo', Kanu was known for his superb goal-scoring sense which helped him to win the African best player of the year award twice in 1996 and 1999.
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