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