Weah ex-club relegated over R12 820

African Football

A former club of Liberia President George Weah, Invincible Eleven, has been relegated to the third-tier after faling to pay a fine of $909 (R12 820).
 
The 13-time Liberian top-flight champions remains one of the most historic clubs in the West African nation and was formed back in 1943.
 
However, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has imposed a sanction after the nations oldest club did not honour a league match on 6 April due to financial constraints, as per BBC Football.
 
LFA statutes say fines must be paid before the club's next match and failure to do so could lead to "appropriate disciplinary actions, including fines, expulsion and relegation."
 
The club looks like it will now have to wait until next season to play again as it is too late to integrate them into the Liberian third division and the long-term future has been left in limbo within the severe mismanagement.
 
Former Ballon d'Or winner Weah, represented the club between 1986-1987 and scored 24 goals in 23 games before moving on to Cameroon - where he was eventually scouted by former AS Monaco and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
 

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