President Weah plays friendly for Liberia

51-year old father son play for different national teams on same day

Liberia President George Weah, 51, has become the oldest worldwide on record after playing against Nigeria on Tuesday, according to a leading group of football statisticians.

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

The friendly match was organized in order to retire Weah's iconic jersey number - 14.

Federation Internationale de Football Association made similar comments when asked if Weah, World Footballer of the Year in 1995, had made history.

Weah's popularity from his playing career saw him secure a landslide win last December in Liberia's presidential elections.

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.

Both men represented Liberia at the 1996 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, the only times the West African country has contested the continent's greatest football showpiece.

Libera are ranked 47th of 54 African football nations and 158th in the world.

Weah played in Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon before moving to Europe, where his clubs included Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Marseille and AC Milan.

It had been 16 years since Weah's last worldwide football appearance and months after his presidential inauguration.

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

Henry Onyekuru is delighted to score his first goal for Nigeria in their 2-1 win over Liberia in a friendly encounter at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia.

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