Last Tuesday, the former World Footballer of the year led the attack of the Lone Stars against the Super Eagles, at the age of 51. Liberia had arranged that friendly match as part of a ceremony commemorating the retirement of George Weah’s famous 14 Jersey worn for the Lone Star of Liberia.
Even if Liberia suffered a 2-1 defeat by Nigeria, fans were still amazed at the former Tonnerre Kalara striker skills, who featured for 79 minutes. Perhaps he made a point that day, something almost every African player wants to demonstrate: Age does not always matter in Football.
George Weah took the oath as President of Liberia early this year, in a colourful ceremony that marked a new page for the people of Liberia. On Tuesday, he made history as the first African President to feature in an international friendly.