Though Tuesday's football match between the senior national teams of Nigeria and Liberia was an global friendly match, but some football analysts have reckoned that the encounter in Monrovia was twisted and apparently reduced to a farce by Liberia's President, George Weah.
George Weah, Liberia's current president and former global football star, made an unexpected return to a professional football match at age 51. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.
"Some. wondered why Coach Gernot Rohr did not include President Buhari in his squad since his Liberian counterpart, Weah was on the pitch".
Although sporting a little extra weight than in his playing days, the 51-year-old still showed some fleet-footedness and managed 79 minutes before leaving the field to a standing ovation. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for Super Eagles.
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@smartnohs "Will FIFA acknowledge this Super Eagles win against George Weah in its next national teams rating?"
President George Weah rolled back the years when he laced his boots again to play for Liberia in a 2-1 defeat against Nigeria.
"Weah revealed that as a people, Liberians look up to Nigeria's pedigree in the round leather game and will work hard to get there".
Henry Onyekuru, who now plays for Galatasaray, opened the scoring for the Eagles, firing to the top corner to make it 1-0.