George Weah comes back from retirement to play for Liberia in friendly

George Weah comes back from retirement to play for Liberia in friendly

President George Weah rolled back the years when he laced his boots again to play for Liberia in a 2-1 defeat against Nigeria.

The Liberian president, George Weah, on Tuesday featured in an international friendly for his country against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The FIFA recognised game saw the Nigerians beating their West African counterparts by two goals to one in Monrovia.

The President is a former footballer of much acclaim and international repute. He represented his country 60 times and played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Weah even has a son, Timothy, who has chosen to play international football for the United States. The younger Weah also plays club football for Paris Saint-Germain, one of Geroge's former clubs.

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The President played 79 minutes of the game for his side. As expected, his every touch and movement were reportedly greeted with cheers and jubilation form the home fans.

Nigeria on the other hand fielded a respectable team for the friendly. Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi and fellow midfielder Peter Etebo, of Stoke City started while Kelechi Iheanacho featured as a second-half substitute.

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Simeon Nwankwo headed Nigeria into a 2-0 lead shortly before Kpah Sherman got one for Liberia. Henry Onyekuru, an Everton player on loan at Galatasaray, was the one to put Nigeria ahead.

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