Revealed! How George Weah 'hijacked' Super Eagles Friendly

Weah's son Timothy was in international action for USA on the same day his father turned out for Liberia

Weah's son Timothy was in international action for USA on the same day his father turned out for Liberia

The director of communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said on Wednesday in Lagos that the football icon spoke after the Tuesday night's exhibition match between the Lone Star and Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia.

The friendly was organised by Liberia to retire the famous number 14 jersey worn by Weah during his peak but no one expected the man himself to play in the fixture.

A surprisingly strong Nigeria squad found themselves 2-0 up at half-time with Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo scoring the goals.

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Weah, who scored a landslide victory in presidential elections last December, is the only African footballer to win the world and European awards.

However, the match stirred divergent reactions from Nigerians, who wondered why President George Weah and his old team mate, James Debbah played in the worldwide friendly.

Weah, who led the attack and showed glimpses of the class that made him a global star, received a standing ovation from fans when he was substituted with 11 minutes remaining.

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The last time Liberia and Nigeria played, at senior level, was in 2001 during the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2002 World Cup qualifier.

Weah is a son of Liberia President George Weah, a former FIFA Player of the Year, and Carter-Vickers is a son of former National Basketball Association player Howard Carter. "Why do I feel PDP is playing politics outside the borders of this country".

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