Liberian President George Weah returns to Football in match against Nigeria

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

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

Weah, who scored a landslide victory in presidential elections last December, is the only African footballer to win the world and European awards.

President Weah (fourth from left) flanked by Dikko (third from left) and Gusau (fourth from right) alongside officials of the Liberian Government and High Commission of Nigeria in Monrovia.

"(Namely) that (Weah's) date of birth is correct and the fact that we don't have complete information of all players and all their dates of birth over the years".

At the grand old age of 51, George Weah turned out for Liberia one last time in a friendly against Nigeria on Tuesday evening.

Some 15 years after retiring from the game, the striker laced up his boots and put on his No 14 shirt to play 80 minutes of his country's 2-1 loss in a friendly to Nigeria.

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Unfortunately, he was unable to add to his 22 goals, but he showed glimpses of the quality that saw him become Africa's first and only Ballon d'Or victor in 1995.

Libera are ranked 47th of 54 African football nations and 158th in the world.

Weah, a former world footballer of the year and African footballer of the year, said that Nigerian football had always inspired him.

He career also included stints at Monaco, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Lone Star of Liberia 2-1 in Tuesday's exhibition game played at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia.

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