Liberia President Weah makes surprise return against Nigeria

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The match was arranged by Liberia to retire the number 14 shirt made famous by Weah during his playing days.

It had been 16 years since Weah's last global football appearance and months after his presidential inauguration.

Stoke midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Leicester duo Wilfried Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, who all featured at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, played a part in the fixture as the Super Eagles looked set for a routine victory at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium.

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Weah's son, Timothy, who plays for PSG, was capped by the U.S. last night in an global friendly.

Instead of watching the match against Nigeria from the grandstand, he captained his country and showed glimpses of former skills before being substituted 12 minutes from time.

Weah played for 80 minutes before going off as Liberia lost 2-1 to Nigeria in Monrovia on Tuesday, September 11.

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Goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo helped Nigeria to a 2-0 lead before the hosts pulled one back through a penalty from former Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Kpah Sherman in the dying stages.

During his stunning career, Weah managed to play for Chelsea, Manchester City, Monaco, Paris St Germain and Marseille.

Likewise, Tim Weah, his 19-year-old son started the United States of America against Mexico, making it the first time that a father and son will an global footy on the same day.

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