Liberian President George Weah makes football comeback aged 51

The former World Footballer of the Year led Liberia's attack in a 2-1 defeat to the Super Eagles - a friendly arranged to retire the number 14 jersey made famous by the former Chelsea and Manchester City attacker.

Liberia President and former Ballon d'Or victor George Weah made a surprise return to global football at the age of 51.

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille star Weah is not expected to continue his global career beyond this match.

Nigeria fielded a reasonably strong team, including Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi and fellow midfielder Peter Etebo, of Stoke City.

A live blog of the match reported that in the 38th minute "President Weah sends a fine pass to send a teammate through on goal but the referee correctly calls for offside".

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He played for 79 minutes.

His son Timothy, also a striker, now plays for Paris Saint-Germain although he represents the United States, the country of his birth.

Weah - the first non-European to win the Ballon d'Or during a spectacular career that included spells at Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan - was sworn in as Liberia's president at the start of the year.

United States player Tim Weah celebrates scoring in May 2018.

Liberia ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat - this all coming on the very same night that Weah's 18-year-old son, Timothy, started for the US in their game against Mexico in Nashville.

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