Ogu delighted to captain Nigeria against Liberia

51-year old father son play for different national teams on same day

51-year old father son play for different national teams on same day

President George Weah (L) in a handshake with Nigeria's John Ogu during an worldwide friendly on 12th September 2018 in Liberia.

Probably his last match for the national team, Liberian president and former footballer surprised his supporters when he played in a specially arranged worldwide friendly against Nigeria in Monrovia to retire his number 14 jersey. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

Liberian president, George Oppong Weah, was the captain of the opposing side.

Since then, he's opted against going down some of the more traditional career paths of other former professional footballers, deciding to embark on a journey into politics.

His appearance comes 16 years after he hung up his boots as one of the world's biggest football stars.

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"George Weah honored Arsene Wenger with a Liberian NATIONAL award for what Arsene Wenger did for George Weah (Not Liberial) George Weah features for Liberia in a Federation Internationale de Football Association organized friendly match Vs Nigeria".

Weah, 51, featured briefly for Lone Star in the encounter, and his every touch on the ball was hailed with loud roar from the fans. "I just landed on it in the second half and the physio has looked at it and said it's fine and I'll be fine for the next game".

The Ballon d'Or victor, who is now president of the country, was given the chance to wear his preferred No 14 shirt one last time in a friendly match with Nigeria.

Liberia are fielding George Weah vs Nigeria.

Henry Onyekuru, who now plays for Galatasaray, opened the scoring for the Eagles, firing to the top corner to make it 1-0.

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