Not content with being the President of Liberia, George Weah is now back on the pitch as one of Africa’s greatest-ever players made a stunning comeback on Tuesday.
On the same night his 18-year-old son Tim was helping the U.S. national team beat Mexico, halfway around the globe the President of Liberia, George, came out of retirement to play for the national team.
Seriously. That happened. Son and father both playing for their national teams on the same night has to be some kind of first, right?
Weah, 51 years young, came out of retirement to captain his national side in a friendly against Nigeria and although the friendly was set up to retire his famous No.14 jersey, it wasn’t just a stunt. He played 79 minutes of the game which ended in a 2-1 win for Nigeria.
15 years after his last game as a professional, the former Monaco, PSG and AC Milan star (who was crowned the best player in world soccer in 1995) played up front for Liberia against a strong Nigeria side who fielded Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho during the game.