Former Africa, FIFA Footballer of the year and Ballon D’Or winner, George Oppong Weah has praised his son, Timothy Weah for being part of the triumphant Lille in the French Ligue 1.
Lille shook off Paris St. Germain’s stiff opposition to claim their fifth title for the first time in 10-years.
Lille were consistent in the 2020/21 French Ligue 1 having not lost to PSG, Lyon and Monaco.
They also boast the best away record in the league with 43 points from 18 games and have conceded only 22 goals.
Lille defeated Anger 2-0 away to finish on 83 points ahead of PSG on 82.
The junior Weah who was an unused substitute in the Anger game, will however be crowned a league winner and that has sent his father, George senior who is now Liberia President into ecstasy.
“As a winner of the Ligue 1 title myself, I know it takes immense determination, hard work, commitment and steadfastness week after week to emerge as a champion,” President Weah said in a message posted on the official presidential website.
“In spite of many injuries and having played 28 games, this is a feat we know Tim had always wanted.
“We are glad that as a forward on the squad, he was able to contribute to this accomplishment in a major way for Lille to become French Champions once again,” Mr Weah added
This is Timothy’s third Ligue 1 title; two with PSG and now one with Lille.
President Weah played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Paris Sainte Germain, Monaco, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City before retiring in 2004 to go into national politics.
The 1995 Fifa Best Player of the Year was finally elected president of his country in 2017.