By G9ija

George Weah, the president of Liberia, has drawn criticism for his protracted absence from the nation.

At the end of October, Weah traveled abroad to attend a number of political events in various nations and to watch his footballer son play for the United States in the World Cup in Qatar. The President hasn’t been spotted in his native country since that time.

Even those with an understanding of the demands of top-flight diplomacy, or the enduring love of the beautiful game, are beginning to wonder.

Weah has shared pictures and video of himself with his son in Qatar on Twitter, speaking of being a “proud daddy” as the US national team qualified for the knockout stages.

“This one here has passed the limit now… who (has) he left us with?” 23-year-old Abraham Kaneh told AFP in the capital Monrovia.

“He’s not going to do the work of the Liberian people. He went to do the work of his own son. He did not go on our plea, he’s gone to see other friends,” said fellow Monrovian Momo Fully.