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By Chineze Ogugua

Liberia president and former Ballon D’Or winner George Weah showed up at his country’s international friendly against Nigeria on Tuesday.

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Liberia arranged the friendly to retire their number 14 shirt, worn by Weah at his playing peak.

The 51-year old, who recently was elected President of Liberia, is the first African footballer to win FIFA World Player of the Year award.

Nigeria won the game 2-1 with goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simy Nwankwo giving the Super Eagles a 2-0 goal lead while Kpah Sherman converted from the penalty spot after Semi Ajayi was adjudged to have handled the ball in the 18-yard box.

Weah was substituted in the 79th minute to a loud ovation from the crowd.

 

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