FORMER World Footballer of the Year and current president of Liberia George Weah is currently working from home after deadly snakes were found in his office.
Deputy press secretary Smith Toby said former AC Milan and Chelsea star Weah was told to stay away until the Foreign Affairs building can be fumigated.
EPA George Weah, pictured on the left, the former football star, is now president of Liberia
Alamy Two black snakes were seen in the president’s office and he had to be removed from the office
He is expected back in the office on Monday.
Two black snakes were seen this week briefly emerging from a hole in a wall of the building’s reception area.
Liberia is home to poisonous snakes and officials are not taking chances.
The deputy press secretary says the fumigation has begun to take care of “crawling and creeping things”.
Smith Toby told the BBC: “It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the president, so it did an internal memo asking the staff to stay home while they do the fumigation.
“The snakes were never killed. There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back.
“That building’s been there for years now, and [because of] the drainage system, the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high.
“The president is definitely returning to his office on Monday after the fumigation whether or not the snakes are found and killed.”
Weah, who was Fifa’s 1995 player of the year, assumed the presidency in January 2018.
Getty Images – Getty George Weah had a fine career that was topped when he was named the best player in the world in 1995