President Weah plays friendly for Liberia

Doug Mendoza
September 15, 2018

Liberia president George Weah made an astonishing return to global football this week.

@Tonypeter17 "For me. My happiest moment in this match against Liberia is seeing Ogu captain the Super Eagles".

George Weah, President of Liberia and former World Footballer of the Year, made a surprise return to football on Tuesday, as he featured in his country's friendly match against Nigeria. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

Weah, who started the match as a skipper and played until the 79th minute, once again showed his skill as a former world best footballer.

Onyekuru fired a long-range strike to hand the Super Eagles the lead after 12 minutes before Nwankwo doubled the lead for the three times Africa champions from close range after he powered in Oghenekaro Etebo's corner kick.

However, Liberia got the consolation goal in the closing stages after Semi Ajayi had been adjudged to have handled the ball in his vital area.

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@Officialanyi "Why was this match not televised live in Nigeria".

The worldwide match in Monrovia was organised to "retire" the number 14 shirt worn by Weah, who was voted world, European and African footballer of the year in 1995. "At the age of 51, Liberia's George Weah returned to worldwide action in a friendly against Nigeria on September 11".

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

NFF second vice-president, Mallam Shehu Dikko and executive committee member, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau led the Nigerian delegation to Monrovia, for which President Weah also commended the visitors.

Henry Onyekuru, who now plays for Galatasaray, opened the scoring for the Eagles, firing to the top corner to make it 1-0. To get the latest soccer news, text "SPORTS" to 22840.

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