Super Eagles delight in Weah’s $2,000 each gift

Weah's son Timothy was in international action for USA on the same day his father turned out for Liberia

Liberia president and former world footballer of the year George Weah made a surprise return to worldwide football Tuesday at the age of 51 in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Nigeria.

While his son featured for the USA national team in a win over Mexico, George Weah was honored with a friendly appearance for Liberia.

However, Football lover have taken to social media to say one or two things.

After the game, Liberian football authorities retired jersey number 14, which was worn by Weah during his footballing peak.

Unsurprisingly, the 51-year-old Weah struggled to make an impression on the match, though did leave the field to an ovation from the crowd with little over ten minutes still to play.


The President played 79 minutes of the game for his side.

Now lying third on that list is former Liberia coach James Debbah, a 48-year-old who regularly played alongside Weah during the Lone Star's golden era at the turn of the century and who also turned out in Tuesday's 2-1 home defeat.

Weah, a former European footballer of the year, is the only African to have won the Ballon d'Or, Onze d'Or and Federation Internationale de Football Association world player of the year awards.

In his playing days, Weah was an inspiration to young Africans who watched the Liberian in the colours of AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain or even in his twilight at Chelsea.

Henry Onyekuru, who is now on loan at Galatasaray, opened scoring for the Super Eagles, firing into the top corner to make it 1-0.

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