Liberia president George Weah makes surprise return against Nigeria

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

"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.

Playing against Nigeria, Weah featured for the majority of the friendly fixture but was unable to prevent Liberia slipping to a 2-1 defeat in Monrovia.

The hosts pulled one back from the penalty spot in the second half, but it did not stop Nigeria from claiming their second win in three days.

Some, however, wondered why Coach Gernot Rohr did not include President Buhari in his squad since his Liberian counterpart, Weah was on the pitch.

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On Tuesday evening, he played against Nigeria during a friendly. Against the Super Eagles of Nigeria?

Weah is a son of Liberia President George Weah, a former FIFA Player of the Year, and Carter-Vickers is a son of former National Basketball Association player Howard Carter. Hope Ighalo is watching?

Onyekuru will be hoping to continue the performance when the West Africans take on Libya in their next qualifying game on October 9. "You heard it first here".

Weah, the first African footballer to win Fifa's World Player of the Year award was sworn in as president in January, received a standing ovation as he was substituted. Over two legs, Weah, then captain of the Lone Stars came close, failed to help his team secure a World Cup ticket. "This is unfair! I know Lai Mohammed will react tomorrow".

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