Nigeria: Twitter Reacts to George Weah's 79-Minute Show Against Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Liberia.
12 September 2018

51-year-old George Weah, president of Liberia took up the number 14 jersey against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly to mark the retirement of the jersey. He was joined by 48-year-old Liberia's Coach and retired player James Debbah.

Weah, a Ballon d'Or winner started, lasted 79 minutes on the pitch but not without trying out a few tricks. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for Super Eagles.

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

Africans have since expressed their views on his decision to play in the team:

Liberia are fielding George Weah vs Nigeria 😂😂😂. A whole president with a potbelly. In a legit, FIFA recognised match

-- Kome (@KahunaKome) September 11, 2018

George Weah honored Arsene Wenger with a Liberian NATIONAL award for what Arsene Wenger did for George Weah (Not Liberial)

George Weah features for Liberia in a FIFA organized friendly match Vs Nigeria.

If they call Africa a shit hole, y'all will flare up and scream racism

-- Kelvin Odanz (@Kelvin_Odanz) September 11, 2018

Hold on... ... . George Weah is playing for Liberia? Against the Super Eagles of Nigeria? 😲

I don't understand again o... ... ... ...

Is this an international friendly or an exhibition game?

-- Olaleye Dada (@olaleyedada) September 11, 2018

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