Liberia's 51-year-old president George Weah makes football comeback against Nigeria

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George Weah, Liberia's current president and former worldwide football star, made an unexpected return to a professional football match at age 51.

According to Reuters, Liberia had arranged the friendly to retire Weah's famous No. 14 jersey.

However, Football lover have taken to social media to say one or two things.

Strangely enough, Weah played at the same time as his son - who was representing the U.S. in a 1-0 win against Mexico. I looked up to the likes of Stephen Keshi, Rashidi Yekini, Friday Ekpo and others.

As well as being named the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, he also won the Ballon d'Or in the same year and remains the only African to win either award.

The Ballon d'Or victor, who is now president of the country, was given the chance to wear his preferred No 14 shirt one last time in a friendly match with Nigeria. "We have to find him, expose him to the world and give him the opportunity to actualize his dream", Weah said.

"Weah and former national teammate, James Debbah, led out the Lone Star against the Super Eagles in a game played in an ambience of warmth, mutual respect and good spirit".

Weah received a standing ovation when leaving the pitch in the capital of a west African country where football is the most popular sport.

Simeon Nwankwo netted the second goal for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 33rd minute as he gained from a superb corner kick played by Etebo.

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