George Weah: Former World Participant of the Yr performs for Liberia, aged 51
Liberia president George Weah performed in a world pleasant for his nation on Tuesday – on the age of 51.
Weah, the primary African footballer to win Fifa’s World Participant of the Yr award, featured for 79 minutes of a 2-1 dwelling defeat by Nigeria in Monrovia.
Liberia organized the pleasant to retire their quantity 14 shirt, worn by Weah at his enjoying peak.
The previous AC Milan striker, sworn in as president in January, obtained a standing ovation as he was substituted.
Nigeria fielded a fairly robust crew, together with Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi and fellow midfielder Peter Etebo, of Stoke Metropolis. Ndidi’s club-mate Kelechi Iheanacho featured as a second-half substitute.
Etebo took the nook from which Simeon Nwankwo headed Nigeria right into a 2-Zero lead after Henry Onyekuru – on mortgage at Galatasaray from Everton – had scored the opener. The house aspect pulled one again with a late Kpah Sherman penalty.