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George Weah: Liberia president is 'oldest international' ever

George Weah: Liberia president is 'oldest international' ever

At the age of 51, Liberia President George Weah put his soccer boots back on to feature for his country in an global friendly match.

The forward made his debut against Togo in June 2017 but has failed to get a starting role in his previous three games for the Super Eagles.

On Tuesday evening, he played against Nigeria during a friendly.

"The match stirred divergent reactions from Nigerians, who wondered why President George Weah and his old team mate, James Debbah played in the global friendly", writes Nigeria's Daily Post.

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He would later move to PSG, where he would become the one and only African player to win the Ballon d'Or in 1995.

The country had arranged the friendly to retire their number 14 jersey which the former footballer had worn at his peak, BBC reports.

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

A surprisingly strong Nigeria squad found themselves 2-0 up at half-time with Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo scoring the goals.

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Liberia has never qualified for a World Cup but fell just a point short of reaching the 2002 finals with Weah and Debbah to the fore.

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.

Weah, the first African footballer to win Fifa's World Player of the Year award, featured for 79 minutes of a 2-1 home defeat by Nigeria in Monrovia.

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