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Liberian President George Weah returns to Football in match against Nigeria

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Liberian President George Weah returns to Football in match against Nigeria | BellaNaijaPresident of Liberia and former World Footballer of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to football in the country’s match against Nigeria.

Weah, who is turning 52 in a few weeks, led the Liberian team onto the pitch for the friendly match.

The country had arranged the friendly to retire their number 14 jersey which the former footballer had worn at his peak, BBC reports.

Nigeria won the match 2-1 with goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo, and Liberia’s Kpah Sherman‘s penalty late in the game.

Weah was substituted off to a standing ovation at the 79th minute.

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3 Comments

  1. keke driver

    September 12, 2018 at 11:08 am

    That’s what a President does- He Leads, not like some lifeless people I know.

  2. by_stander

    September 12, 2018 at 11:57 am

    I like that this guy is making African news a bit more interesting.

  3. Tolu

    September 12, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I like your style Mr. Weah. I am glad my country Nigerian won despite the fact that it was a friendly match.

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