At the French baccalaureate, there was this sentence (and the candidates had to say whether it was true or false according to the corpus):
Mr Fonseka’s goal is likely to have a prestigious career.
Is this sentence correct? What is disturbing for me is that I often see the word "likely" used like this:
It's likely that he will be coming tonight
where "likely" is used to express a probability.
But in the context of the sentence of the baccalaureate, I don't understand what it means because for me it looks like it's the goal that is likely to...
Personally, I would have better understood:
Mr Fonseka's goal is to have a prestigious career.
or (even if the meaning isn't the same)
Mr Fonseka is likely to have a prestigious career.
If this sentence is correct, is it the best way to express this? Or does it sounds a little bit weird?