Liberia president George Weah built a shock return to global soccer on Tuesday as he turned out from Nigeria just a handful of months before his 52nd birthday.
The previous Planet Footballer of the Yr led Liberia’s attack in a 2-1 defeat to the Tremendous Eagles – a helpful organized to retire the quantity 14 jersey created famous by the former Chelsea and Manchester City attacker.
Though the match was organized in his honour, Weah shocked the group by top out his facet on Monrovia and the 51-year-old done 79 minutes of the match.
Weah experienced very last performed an international fixture 11 a long time in the past and he included a 61st cap to his selection.
Regrettably, he was not able to include to his 22 targets, but he confirmed glimpses of the good quality that saw him grow to be Africa’s first and only Ballon d’Or winner in 1995.
Strangely plenty of, Weah played at the identical time as his son – who was symbolizing the Usa in a 1- gain in opposition to Mexico.
Nigeria took a 2- direct as a result of Henry Onyekuru and Simon Nwankwo just before a late penalty from Kpah Sherman proved to be a mere consolation for Liberia.
Previous Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille star Weah is not expected to continue on his international profession over and above this match.