President George Weah makes football comeback aged 51

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In the encounter, two Nigerians scored their first worldwide goals - Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo - and a third - John Ogu - was named captain for the first time - a tremendous occasion for the trio - but sadly, they recorded the feat against a 51-year-old retired footballer turned Politician.

Weah is the first African Footballer to ever win the prestigious Ballon d'Or (FIFA World Player of the Year) award.

George Weah, Liberia's current president and former global football star, made an unexpected return to a professional football match at age 51.

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

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On Tuesday evening, he played against Nigeria during a friendly.

President George Weah rolled back the years when he laced his boots again to play for Liberia in a 2-1 defeat against Nigeria. Hope Ighalo is watching?

@Whoisfrance "Onyekuru is a future African Best. Rohr opted not to add him to World Cup 30 man provisional list for sentimental reasons".

While the match was arranged in his honour, Weah stunned the crowd by leading out his side on Monrovia and the 51-year-old completed 79 minutes of the match. I thought that was what he did the 800metres walk, so he trained and yet the coach didn't use him?

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