President George Weah rewards Super Eagles $2000-a-man

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

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.

Liberian President George Weah has said he wants his country to emulate Nigeria in terms of football development.

Playing against Nigeria, Weah featured for the majority of the friendly fixture but was unable to prevent Liberia slipping to a 2-1 defeat in Monrovia.

But this wasn't some sort of brief cameo from the former Monaco and AC Milan striker in his last swan-song.

Unsurprisingly, the 51-year-old Weah struggled to make an impression on the match, though did leave the field to an ovation from the crowd with little over ten minutes still to play. I looked up to the likes of Stephen Keshi, Rashidi Yekini, Friday Ekpo and others. I believe that in Africa, somewhere, there is another Ballon D'Or victor. "We have to find him, expose him to the world and give him the opportunity to actualize his dream", Weah said.

After the game, Liberian football authorities retired jersey number 14, which was worn by Weah during his footballing peak.

The lack of accurate of documentation means global footballers older than Weah may have played but the former AC Milan and PSG star becomes the oldest on record.

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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