Liberia President Weah makes surprise return to football match against Nigeria

Liberia President Weah makes surprise return to football match against Nigeria

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.

The Super Eagles, will on Tuesday evening take on their Liberian counterparts in an global friendly match in Monrovia.

President Weah (fourth from left) flanked by Dikko (third from left) and Gusau (fourth from right) alongside officials of the Liberian Government and High Commission of Nigeria in Monrovia.

"We were paid $2,000 each by the President of Liberia", one of the players at the game said.

The forward made his debut against Togo in June 2017 but has failed to get a starting role in his previous three games for the Super Eagles.

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A surprisingly strong Nigeria squad found themselves 2-0 up at half-time with Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo scoring the goals. If he wants to have some fun, he can invite his fellow ex-players to play an exhibition game.

The Ballon d'Or victor, who is now president of the country, was given the chance to wear his preferred No 14 shirt one last time in a friendly match with Nigeria.

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President Weah however described the Super Eagles of Nigeria as a model that he wants his country to model.

The striker made a name for himself in Europe after moving to Monaco in 1988 before also playing for Paris St Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City and Marseille.

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