George Weah And Son Play International Football On Same Day

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Liberian President George Weah made a return to the pitch on Tuesday night, September 11, as he captained his nation against Nigeria in an global match.

"The global friendly match against Liberia was a good one even though we did not go with the full complement of our team".

Speaking after Tuesday's match at Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, Weah stressed that Nigerian Football has always inspired him.

Liberia President George Weah, 51, has become the oldest worldwide on record after playing against Nigeria on Tuesday, according to a leading group of football statisticians. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

"The Liberia president was arguably the best Africa player ever".

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He said: "I was in cloud nine when Nigeria national team choose me".

Henry Onyekuru, who now plays for Galatasaray, opened the scoring for the Eagles, firing to the top corner to make it 1-0.

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.

Onyekuru will be hoping to continue the performance when the West Africans take on Libya in their next qualifying game on October 9.

Weah, who led the attack and showed glimpses of the class that made him a household name around the world, received a standing ovation when he was substituted on 79 minutes. The politician was making his 61st appearance for his country. "This is unfair! I know Lai Mohammed will react tomorrow".

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