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

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

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

At the grand old age of 51, George Weah turned out for Liberia one last time in a friendly against Nigeria on Tuesday evening.

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

He wrote on twitter; "George Weah playing for Liberia is a real joke and disrespectful of the Super Eagles".

On Tuesday evening, he played against Nigeria during a friendly.

Federation Internationale de Football Association made similar comments when asked if Weah, World Footballer of the Year in 1995, had made history.

Liberia arranged the Monrovia friendly to retire their number 14 shirt, worn by Weah at his playing peak.

The Super Eagles, will on Tuesday evening take on their Liberian counterparts in an worldwide friendly match in Monrovia.

"Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo scored for Nigeria in the first half, while Liberia reduced the deficit through a penalty kick in the second half when Oluwasemilogo Ajayi handled the ball in the box". Over two legs, Weah, then captain of the Lone Stars came close, failed to help his team secure a World Cup ticket.

Speaking after the exhibition match between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, which the Eagles edged 2-1, Weah revealed that Nigerian Football has always inspired him.

Weah enjoyed a trophy-laden career in Europe spanning almost a decade that saw him play for AC Milan in Italy, Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille in France, and English sides Manchester City and Chelsea.