President George Weah features for Liberia in worldwide friendly match

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President George Weah features for Liberia in worldwide friendly match

Liberia president George Weah played in an worldwide friendly for his country on Tuesday - at the age of 51.

The younger Weah also plays club football for Paris Saint-Germain, one of Geroge's former clubs.

Ogu who plays his football with Israeli side, Hapoel Be'er Sheva posted on Instagram after the worldwide friendly match in Monrovia that he was inspired being on the same pitch with Weah, the only African player so far to have won the FIFA Best Player Award.

The game, played at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, was arranged in honour of the country's president and 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah.

The president reportedly received a standing ovation from the fans when he was substituted in the 80th minute.

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. The last of their two Africa Cup of Nations tournament appearances was 16 years ago.

Weah enjoyed a trophy-laden career in Europe spanning almost a decade that saw him play for AC Milan in Italy, Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille in France, and English sides Manchester City and Chelsea.

Now lying third on that list is former Liberia coach James Debbah, a 48-year-old who regularly played alongside Weah during the Lone Star's golden era at the turn of the century and who also turned out in Tuesday's 2-1 home defeat.

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