President Weah makes surprise return to football against Super Eagles of Nigeria

Aubrey Yates
September 13, 2018

Liberia's President George Weah laughs during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018.

The country had arranged the friendly to retire their number 14 jersey which the former footballer had worn at his peak, BBC reports.

During his stunning career, Weah managed to play for Chelsea, Manchester City, Monaco, Paris St Germain and Marseille.

Liberia president George Weah played in an worldwide friendly for his country on Tuesday - at the age of 51.

Weah, who led the attack and showed glimpses of the class that made him a global star, received a standing ovation from fans when he was substituted with 11 minutes remaining.

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Nigeria fielded a relatively strong team for the game in Monrovia on Tuesday with Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi and Peter Etebo of Stoke City included.

Weah is the first African Footballer to ever win the prestigious Ballon d'Or (FIFA World Player of the Year) award.

Weah even has a son, Timothy, who has chosen to play worldwide football for the United States.

Nigeria took a 2-0 lead through Henry Onyekuru and Simon Nwankwo before a late penalty from Kpah Sherman proved to be a mere consolation for Liberia.

Likewise, Tim Weah, his 19-year-old son started the US against Mexico, making it the first time that a father and son will an worldwide footy on the same day.

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