Like the rest of the world, Africa has been struggling to fix the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected every vital and productive sector including sports.
However, efforts have largely concentrated on almost every other thing except sports (football), which remains the continent’s most important social bond and reconciler.
As governments contemplate post Covid-19 recovery strategies, sports appear to be on the tail end, with few or no voices calling for a reassessment.
Thanks to his background as a former footballer and his continuous attachment to the sport, President Weah has been the only authoritative voice to call for an unprecedented bailout of the African sports industry in these “very difficult” times.
If sanctioned and executed successfully, the idea could be revolutionary in the funding of sports on the continent.
While it could be back breaking to achieve this, the gospel of Weah would likely spread to high places and hopefully grab the needed attention to trigger some action.
Those are the reasons why African Sports Monthly picked the 53-year-old as the Sports Personality for May 2020.
Congratulations Mr. President!