President Weah plays friendly for Liberia

George Weah made a stunning return to action for Liberia at the age of 51

George Weah made a stunning return to action for Liberia at the age of 51

"We have to find him, expose him to the world and give him the opportunity to actualise his dream", a statement by Olajire quoted Weah, African, European and World Footballer of the Year in 1995 as saying.

Liberian football great, and the African country's president, George Weah has made his football comeback at the age of 51.

Weah played for 80 minutes before going off as Liberia lost 2-1 to Nigeria in Monrovia on Tuesday, September 11.

Unfortunately, he was unable to add to his 22 goals, but he showed glimpses of the quality that saw him become Africa's first and only Ballon d'Or victor in 1995.

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Just a few weeks short of his 52nd birthday, there's also a good chance that Weah Senior will now enter the record books as the oldest player to ever feature in a FIFA-sanctioned global match. The last of their two Africa Cup of Nations tournament appearances was 16 years ago.

Weah enjoyed a career in Europe spanning almost a decade and a half that saw him play for Monaco, PSG and Marseille in France, Milan in Italy and English sides Manchester City and Chelsea.

He also had brief spells with Chelsea and Manchester City before finishing his career in the United Arab Emirates playing for Al Jazira.

Goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo helped Nigeria to a 2-0 lead before the hosts pulled one back through a penalty from former Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Kpah Sherman in the dying stages.

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