Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
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Liberia president George Weah plays friendly against Nigeria

Liberia president George Weah plays friendly against Nigeria

The Everton loanee found the top right corner to open the scoring for Gernot Rohr's men before Simeon Nwankwo sealed the victory to crown an impressive first-half performance.

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.

The 51-year-old, who was sworn in as president of the country in December last year after a landslide win, played 79 minutes of the 2-1 defeat to the Super Eagles. The home side pulled one back with a late Kpah Sherman penalty.

The Super Eagles had originally been scheduled to play Saudi Arabia in a friendly but the fixture was cancelled because of concerns about logistics.


@Lexxy111 "Super Eagles played a good game with Liberia but don't understand why some retired Liberia legends played the match".

Weah is a son of Liberia President George Weah, a former FIFA Player of the Year, and Carter-Vickers is a son of former National Basketball Association player Howard Carter.

@Officialanyi "Why was this match not televised live in Nigeria". Over two legs, Weah, then captain of the Lone Stars came close, failed to help his team secure a World Cup ticket.

Alas, Weah didn't manage to add to his worldwide goal tally, but he did last an entirely impressive 79 minutes before being subbed off to a standing ovation. "This is unfair! I know Lai Mohammed will react tomorrow".

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