Liberia president George Weah, 51, makes shock return to global football

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Though Tuesday's football match between the senior national teams of Nigeria and Liberia was an worldwide friendly match, but some football analysts have reckoned that the encounter in Monrovia was twisted and apparently reduced to a farce by Liberia's President, George Weah.

Weah, a former professional footballer, featured for 79 minutes in the game played in the capital, Monrovia.

On Tuesday evening, he played against Nigeria during a friendly.

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.

Liberia ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat - this all coming on the very same night that Weah's 18-year-old son, Timothy, started for the US in their game against Mexico in Nashville. The younger Weah also plays club football for Paris Saint-Germain, one of Geroge's former clubs.

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His son, Tim, now plays for PSG, but made his debut for the United States national team due to being born in NY while his dad commuted between there and Milan, Italy, for games for AC Milan in 2000.

Nigeria on the other hand fielded a respectable team for the friendly.

Nigeria took the lead after 12 minutes when Henry Onyekuru found the top corner before Simeon Nwankwo doubled their advantage just after the half-hour mark with a header.

Nigeria put out a decent team, including Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi and captain Jon Obi Mikel, but must have been surprised to see the politician running out for the warmup.