Liberian President George Weah returns to Football in match against Nigeria

Liberia's president has dusted of his boots before. Here he is playing a friendly football match between Weah All Stars team and Armed Forces of Liberia team two days ahead of his inauguration

Liberia's president has dusted of his boots before. Here he is playing a friendly football match between Weah All Stars team and Armed Forces of Liberia team two days ahead of his inauguration

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now in a friendly match with the Liberian national team in Monrovia, Liberia.

John Ogu, Super Eagles midfielder, says he is happy to have captained the team in Tuesday's global friendly against Liberia.

Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwanko were on target for the Super Eagles before Liberia pulled a goal back courtesy of Kpah Sherman.

Liberian President, George Weah on Tuesday rewarded the Super Eagles with a cash gift of $2,000-a-man for honouring his invitation for a friendly game to retire his No 14 jersey. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

Weah won Liberia's presidential election in December, after securing 12 of the 15 counties in the west African nation, thus, succeeding Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

The 51-year-old who retired from football fifteen years ago showed some superb skills against the Super Eagles as he played for 79 minutes before he was substituted.

Sadi maintained that even if the team is dominated by the young Eagles, they will still get a good result against the Lone Star of Liberia.

In the 88th minute, the referee awarded a penalty to Liberia after Rotherham defender, Semi Ajayi was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box.

It had been 16 years since Weah's last global football appearance and months after his presidential inauguration. "It was a strong Nigeria team".

Liberia arranged an global friendly against African giants Nigeria to retire the iconic number 14 shirt worn by Weah.

"We were paid $2,000 each by the President of Liberia", Sports Nigeria quoted one of the players whose name was not mentioned.

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