President Weah plays friendly for Liberia

Liberia President George Weah takes to the pitch

Liberia President George Weah takes to the pitch

Former Fifa World Player of the Year and current president of Liberia, George Weah, played for his country in an global friendly on Tuesday against Nigeria, despite being 51.

(L-R) Liberia's all time highest goal scorer James Debbah, goalkeeper Tommy Songo and President George Weah.

Lone Stars lost 2-1.

Liberia ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat - this all coming on the very same night that Weah's 18-year-old son, Timothy, started for the United States of America in their game against Mexico in Nashville. George Weah played 79 minutes in his team's loss.

Weah showed glimpses of what made his World Player of the Year back in 1995
Weah showed glimpses of what made his World Player of the Year back in 1995

The 51-year-old dug out his boots, chucked on the No14 jersey and proudly donned the captain's armband for the showdown with the Super Eagles. We were able to integrate some of the home-based players and we still won the match, said Sanusi who emphasized on Nigeria's qualification for the 2019 AFCON.

"Don't wake me up from this dream", Ogu wrote on Instagram.

The game was quickly arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after they could not come to a conclusion on afriendly game against Saudi Arabia. Hope Ighalo is watching? "You heard it first here". "Rohr opted not to add him to World Cup 30 man provisional list for sentimental reasons". The politician was making his 61st appearance for his country.

Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu says he's delighted to have captained the senior national team against Liberia in Tuesday's global friendly game. I thought that was what he did the 800metres walk, so he trained and yet the coach didn't use him?

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