Liberia president George Weah, 51, makes shock return to worldwide football

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Super Eagles of Nigeria

The friendly was organised by Liberia to retire the famous number 14 jersey worn by Weah during his peak but no one expected the man himself to play in the fixture.

Liberian president George Weah played in his country's friendly football match against Nigeria on Tuesday, a game the Lone Stars lost 2-1.

The worldwide match in Monrovia was organised to "retire" the number 14 shirt worn by Weah, who was voted world, European and African footballer of the year in 1995.

George Weah features for Liberia in a Federation Internationale de Football Association organized friendly match Vs Nigeria.

Weah had last played an worldwide fixture 11 years ago and he added a 61st cap to his collection.

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The game, which was played in Monrovia, ended as a 2-1 win for the Super Eagles with Nigerian goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo before the home team scored in a penalty taken by Kpah Sherman.

Weah, who became the first African victor of the Ballon d'Or in 1995, was elected president of Liberia last December.

"Weah revealed that as a people, Liberians look up to Nigeria's pedigree in the round leather game and will work hard to get there".

Weah, who also won the Ballon D'Or in the same year and remains the only African to win either award, was substituted to a standing ovation with 11 minutes remaining. He career also included stints at Monaco, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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