George Weah plays friendly for Liberia against Nigeria aged 51

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

The Ballon d'Or victor, who is now president of the country, was given the chance to wear his preferred No 14 shirt one last time in a friendly match with Nigeria.

This, we can safely say, was probably the last time we'll see the former Fifa World Player of the Year take to a football pitch.

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

Speaking after the exhibition match between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, which the Eagles edged 2-1, Weah revealed that Nigerian Football has always inspired him.

All of the Liberia players - including Weah's former teammate, 48-year-old James Debbah - wore shirts bearing the message "Thank you King George" on the front.

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Media reports said Weah, who led the attack and showed glimpses of the class that made him a household name around the world, received a standing ovation from fans when he was substituted on 79 minutes.

A surprisingly strong Nigeria squad found themselves 2-0 up at half-time with Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo scoring the goals. The home side pulled one back with a late Kpah Sherman penalty.

In his playing days, Weah was an inspiration to young Africans who watched the Liberian in the colours of AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain or even in his twilight at Chelsea.

His popularity and achievements as an African footballer helped him secure Liberia presidency in December 2017.

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