Liberia vs Nigeria: Onyekuru, Simy score as Super Eagles win

Postado Setembro 13, 2018

Weah was the victor of the 1995 Fifa Player of the Year for his exploits with Paris Saint-Germain.

Liberian President George Weah, rear centre, with other world leaders at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) 2018 Beijing Summit in Beijing, China, on September 3.

President of Liberia and former World Footballer of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to football in the country's match against Nigeria.

But this wasn't some sort of brief cameo from the former Monaco and AC Milan striker in his last swan-song.

Reports state that Weah "showed glimpses of the class that made him a household name around the world" and that he received a standing ovation when he was substituted at the 79th minute.

After the game, Weah hailed Nigeria as a great and worthy ally in national development, while describing the country's football as a model that he wants his country to follow.

Olajire, quoted Weah as saying, "As a young, upcoming footballer, I was always fascinated by Nigeria's football stars". I believe that in Africa, somewhere, there is another Ballon D'Or victor.

In what must surely be a first, Weah was deployed in the unlikely role of player/president (surely a footballing first) against the Super Eagles in Monrovia.

Simeon Nwankwo netted the second goal for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 33rd minute as he gained from a superb corner kick played by Etebo.