George Weah lost to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005 but has returned in a bid to replace Africa’s first female president now that her tenure is ending in 2017.

The talented footballer has played for teams like AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain – he turned to politics after he retired from football.

Weah is part of the opposition party Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party and is currently the senator of the province of Montserrado. Weah’s not used to missing; think he can score second time round?

George Weah walks through a crowd after voting on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia in 2005 © Chris Hondros/Getty