President George Weah played 79 minutes for Liberia against Nigeria

President George Weah played 79 minutes for Liberia against Nigeria

- President George Weah was on the pitch for 79 minutes on Tuesday night against Nigeria

- He featured against the Super Eagles in an international friendly played to honor him

- Weah could not help his nation against Gernot Rohr's men as Nigeria won the encounter 2-1

Fifteen years after retiring from football, Liberian President George Weah made a return to the pitch on Tuesday night, September 11, as he captained his nation against Nigeria in an international match.

The 51-year-old showed some superb skills against the Super Eagles as he played for 79 minutes before he was substituted.

Although President George Weah failed to score against the Super Eagles as his nation lost 1-2 in front of their fans, but his presence on the pitch has received encomiums from football fans.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday night, September 11, defeated Liberia 2-1 in an international friendly match which was played to retire the number 14 jersey of President George Weah.

Henry Onyekuru who made a return to the Super Eagles scored the first goal in the 11th minute after a brilliant assist from John Ogu.

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.

Liberia scored their only goal in the 89th minute via a penalty through Palsama, but they could not score the needed goal that would have saved them from a defeat as Nigeria won the match 2-1.

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