Liberia president George Weah, 51, makes shock return to global football

Liberia's president has dusted of his boots before. Here he is playing a friendly football match between Weah All Stars team and Armed Forces of Liberia team two days ahead of his inauguration

Liberia's president has dusted of his boots before. Here he is playing a friendly football match between Weah All Stars team and Armed Forces of Liberia team two days ahead of his inauguration

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

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

Liberia president and former World Footballer of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to worldwide competition in Monrovia on Tuesday, playing in a 2-1 loss to Nigeria a few weeks short of his 52nd birthday. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

I must say that Nigerians expected more than what the Super Eagles offered, albeit, kudos to the team as they garner the needed three points to give relevance in our group.

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Weah won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1995, and is the only African to date to ever win the prestigious accolade.

Kome said: "Liberia are fielding George Weah vs Nigeria".

George Weah played 79 minutes in his team's loss.

Weah, a Ballon d'Or victor started, lasted 79 minutes on the pitch but not without trying out a few tricks.

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Weah and Debbah led the Lone Star against the Eagles in a game played in an ambience of warmth, mutual respect and good spirit.

Henry Onyekuru found the top corner to open the scoring before Simeon Nwankwo doubled the tally.

Although a footballing legend in Liberia and, indeed, Africa, Weah is now the leader of his country after winning 60 per cent of the popular vote in December's election.

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