Liberia President Weah plays for country at age of 51


Liberia's President George Weah laughs during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018.

On the day that his son, Tim Weah, was inserted to US Soccer's starting lineup vs. Mexico, Liberia's 51-year-old president George Weah suited up for his country's team in a friendly against Nigeria.

Team-mates of Weah wore shirts with "Thank you King George" on them as a tribute to the legend who retired from worldwide football 16 years ago.

"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".

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Además, señaló que el viaje fue con un helicóptero desde el Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza al aeropuerto de Santiago de Chile .

Reports state that Weah "showed glimpses of the class that made him a household name around the world" and that he received a standing ovation when he was substituted at the 79th minute.

Nwankwo had the ball in the back of the net in the 61st minute but his goal was ruled out for offside.

His son Tim, also a striker, was raised in NY and Florida before joining the academy at Paris Saint-Germain, where he made his senior debut last season. Weah played in Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon before moving to Europe, where his clubs included Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Marseille and AC Milan.

Liberia ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat - this all coming on the very same night that Weah's 18-year-old son, Timothy, started for the U.S. in their game against Mexico in Nashville.