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George Weah plays as Super Eagles defeat Liberia in friendly

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George Weah made a stunning return to action for Liberia at the age of 51

On the day that his son, Tim Weah, was inserted to US Soccer's starting lineup vs. Mexico, Liberia's 51-year-old president George Weah suited up for his country's team in a friendly against Nigeria.

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.

The striker beats the previous oldest player on record - Greece captain Yorghos Koudas, who was 48 when he played his last game in 1995.

Team-mates of Weah wore shirts with "Thank you King George" on them as a tribute to the legend who retired from worldwide football 16 years ago.

President George Weah rolled back the years when he laced his boots again to play for Liberia in a 2-1 defeat against Nigeria.

Etebo took the corner from which Simeon Nwankwo headed Nigeria into a 2-0 lead after Henry Onyekuru - on loan at Galatasaray from Everton - had scored the opener.

During his stunning career, Weah managed to play for Chelsea, Manchester City, Monaco, Paris St Germain and Marseille.

Federation Internationale de Football Association made similar comments when asked if Weah, World Footballer of the Year in 1995, had made history.

Weah's popularity from his playing career saw him secure a landslide run-off win last December in Liberia's presidential elections.

After the game, Weah hailed Nigeria as a great and worthy ally in national development, while describing the country's football as a model that he wants his country to follow.

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