Former World Best Player Of The Year, George Weah has commiserated with the people of Ivory Coast over the demise of their Prime Minister Games Bakayoko.

The Liberian president was a close of friend of the deceased and have being intimate since the 90s.

“President Weah conveys his condolences to President Alassane Ouattara , the government and people of the neighboring country for what he also regards as a personal tragedy. The Liberian leader and the late Ivorian PM have remained close friends since the 90s,” the Executive Mansion, the seat of Government in Liberia, said in a statement.

“Bakayoko was very instrumental in the consolidation of ties between the both Mano River Union countries since his ascendancy to the post. “

Mr Bakayoko died in Freiburg, Germany, on March 10, 2021, while taking treatment for cancer.

He became the Prime Minister in July 2020 following the sudden death of his predecessor.

Weah described Hamed Bakayoko as a true friend of Liberia and a partner of economic growth

“President Weah described Hamed Bakayoko as a true friend of Liberia with whom his administration worked very closely to cement ties in many areas of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

“The President shares in the grief of the Ivorian people and calls on them to continue to champion the values and aspirations that Bakayoko stood for.

“He described the late Premier as a consumate statesman whose loss will be felt far beyond the shores of Cote d’Ivoire.”