Weah, 51-Year-Old Liberia President, Plays 79 Minutes Against Super Eagles

George Weah Made His Return to Football in the Liberia vs Nigeria Game

51-year old father, son play for different national teams on same day

51-year-old Weah wore the number 14 jersey and led the Lone Star onto the field for the first time in 16 years after his last worldwide appearance. According to Federation Internationale de Football Association rules, a team participating in a final tournament must register players with #14 jersey from one to 23.

Wait... George Weah, President of Liberia, who retired from worldwide football years ago is actually playing against Nigeria in a FIFA organised friendly match?

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The 51-year-old battled relentlessly, but his efforts went unrewarded and his team found themselves 2-0 down at half-time. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for Super Eagles.

However, there was still time for a nervy finale as Rotherham centre-back Semi Ajayi handled in the penalty area, which was converted to halve the deficit with three minutes remaining, but Nigeria held on.

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The resultant spot-kick was converted by Liberia's No.9.

@Officialanyi "Why was this match not televised live in Nigeria". For someone as exposed, experienced and educated, his constant appropriation of Liberia's platforms to fulfill his personal objectives is a disgrace. The younger Weah also plays club football for Paris Saint-Germain, one of Geroge's former clubs. "I just landed on it in the second half and the physio has looked at it and said it's fine and I'll be fine for the next game".

Although a footballing legend in Liberia and, indeed, Africa, Weah is now the leader of his country after winning 60 per cent of the popular vote in December's election.

Liberia arranged the friendly to retire their number 14 shirt, worn by Weah at his playing peak. To get the latest soccer news, text "SPORTS" to 22840.

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