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

Former Fifa World Player of the Year and current president of Liberia, George Weah, played for his country in an international friendly on Tuesday against Nigeria, despite being 51. 

The 51-year-old played 79 minutes of Liberia’s 2-1 loss to Nigeria in Monrovia. The friendly was organised by Liberia to retire the famous number 14 jersey worn by Weah during his peak but no one expected the man himself to play in the fixture.

The former AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City, Monaco and PSG star received a standing ovation as he was substituted late in the second half.

Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi and midfielder Peter Etebo of Stoke City both started for Nigeria in what was a relatively strong team for Liberia’s opponents.

According to reports, the president showed glimpses of his quality as he led his country’s attack.

That wasn’t the only random thing to occur last night. Weah’s son, Timothy, who plays for PSG, was capped by the USA last night in an international friendly.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter