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George Weah plays friendly for Liberia against Nigeria aged 51

George Weah plays friendly for Liberia against Nigeria aged 51

Speaking after Tuesday night's friendly match between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia won by Nigeria 2-1, Weah said Nigerian football has always inspired him.

Weah, who played for 79 minutes, had his iconic number 14 jersey retired after the game.

However, Football lover have taken to social media to say one or two things.

Alas, Weah didn't manage to add to his worldwide goal tally, but he did last an entirely impressive 79 minutes before being subbed off to a standing ovation.

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




Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday night, September 11, defeated Liberia 2-1 in an global friendly match which was played to retire the number 14 jersey of President George Weah.

On the same day, his son Timothy turned out for the United States in their 1-0 defeat of Mexico in a friendly affair at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

At halftime coach Gernot Rohr made four substitutions replacing Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, and Jamilu Collins for Daniel Akpeyi, Olamilekan Adeleye, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ebube Duru.

Henry Onyekuru, who is now on loan at Galatasaray, opened scoring for the Super Eagles, firing into the top corner to make it 1-0.

Weah - the first non-European to win the Ballon d'Or during a spectacular career that included spells at Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan - was sworn in as Liberia's president at the start of the year.