Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

President Weah plays Liberia friendly

President Weah plays Liberia friendly

Weah declared after Tuesday's global exhibition match in which he dusted his boots after nearly 15 years of retirement to captain his country against the Eagles that he had always been impressed by the quality of Nigerian football even when he was a kid.

Mr. Raji made the announcement following the end of an global friendly between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

Ogu said he was excited leading the Eagles to a 2-1 win over Liberia with Simeon Nwankow and Henry Onyekury chipping in the goals.

Liberia president George Weah has made a return to global action, representing his country at the age of 51 against Nigeria in a friendly. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

Since then, he's opted against going down some of the more traditional career paths of other former professional footballers, deciding to embark on a journey into politics.

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

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

@AtexXeta "President George Weah of Liberia played 79 minutes against the Nigerian Super Eagles while APC President is celebrating a 800m walk". The younger Weah also plays club football for Paris Saint-Germain, one of Geroge's former clubs.

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille star Weah is not expected to continue his global career beyond this match.

The 1995 Fifa Ballon d'Or victor and three-time African Player of the Year defeated 73-year-old Joseph Boakai to become the country's 24th president.

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