Most politicians have incredibly busy lives, balancing long hours of serving their constituents or citizens with keeping their name out of the scandals, the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Many, however, still find time in their schedules to watch the beautiful game. Down are some of the powerful politicians who are great fans of the game.

5. George Weah -Liberia

Former World Player of the Year, now 25th and current President of Liberia, George Weah is best remembered for his time at Milan in the late 1990s. Great fan of the game, the San Siro legend has claimed he always supported fierce rivals Juventus.

“Juventus have been my favorite team since I was a child,” he told L’Equipe. “In Liberia, I used to play in a Juventus shirt. It was because of Michel Platini, who made me fall in love with those colors. When I then met him I couldn’t stop smiling.”

4. Paul Kagame -Rwanda

President Paul Kagame is an admirer of the game and a diehard fan of the English League football club, Arsenal. Recently, he has found a way of forming a commercial relationship with the team.

Kagame and Arsenal have signed what is being reported as “the biggest sleeve sponsorship contract in the Premier League.” With Rwanda becoming Arsenal’s first sleeve sponsor for the first post-Arsene Wenger season.

3. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović -Croatia

Grabar-Kitarovic has never been indifferent to the sport; even in her high-ranking position, she tries not to miss any major events, the FIFA World Cup was certainly no exception.

She cheers on her national squad donning a shirt in the national colours and preferably from the stands, preferring it to a VIP suite with an obligatory dress-code.

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