Liberia president and previous World Footballer of the Year George Weah influenced a shock to come back to global activity in Monrovia on Tuesday in Liberia’s 2-1 misfortune to Nigeria.
Liberia had organized the agreeable to resign the number 14 shirt made renowned by Weah.
Be that as it may, fans were in for a stun when, 16 years after his last universal appearance, the striker drove the national group onto the pitch wearing it. Weah turns 52 in a little more than a fortnight.
Media reports said Weah, who drove the assault and indicated looks of the class that made him an easily recognized name the world over, got an overwhelming applause from fans when he was substituted on 79 minutes.
Objectives from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo helped Nigeria to a 2-0 lead before the hosts pulled one back through a Kpah Sherman punishment late in the diversion.
Weah delighted in a profession in Europe spreading over almost 10 years and an a large portion of that saw him play for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille in France, AC Milan in Italy and English sides Manchester City and Chelsea.
And in addition being named the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, he likewise won the Ballon d’Or around the same time and remains the main African to win either grant.
Weah’s prevalence from his playing profession saw him secure an avalanche run-off win last December in Liberia’s presidential races.