George Weah Played In An International Friendly Last Night, Aged 51

Lynette Rowe
September 15, 2018

Wait... George Weah, President of Liberia, who retired from global football years ago is actually playing against Nigeria in a FIFA organised friendly match?

The Nigeria-German head caoch paraded about 85% of Eagles global professionals for the international-friendly -turned exhibition match in Monrovia played in about 35,000 seat capacity.

He said the friendly against Liberia which does not have anything at stake apart from prestige should feature young Eagles like Kelechi Nwakali, Henry Onyekuru, Semi Ajayi, Simeon Nwankwo, Samuel Kalu and the invited home boys.

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) on Tuesday, September 11, officially retired the iconic #14 jersey of football legend President George Weah from the country's national team "until otherwise", LFA president Mustapha Raji announced in Paynesville. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

Donald Tusk and George Weah sign footballs prior to a meeting at the EU
Donald Tusk and George Weah sign footballs prior to a meeting at the EU

"George Weah playing for Liberia is a real joke and disrespectful of the Super Eagles", tweeted Babanla.

He commending the Federal Government, Nigeria Football Federation and the Super Eagles for the honour done to him on the occasion which was to celebrate his contributions to Liberian football. "At the age of 51, Liberia's George Weah returned to global action in a friendly against Nigeria on September 11". Hope Ighalo is watching? "You heard it first here". "Rohr opted not to add him to World Cup 30 man provisional list for sentimental reasons".

Weah was substituted off to a standing ovation at the 79th minute. "I give God all the glory for the opportunity and am eager to do more if am call upon any time, and I am ready to represent my country, and make a great part of the national team". I thought that was what he did the 800metres walk, so he trained and yet the coach didn't use him?

"I know some of these friendly matches come with conditions".

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