Liberia President and former World Footballer of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to international competition in Monrovia yesterday featuring in a 2-1 loss to Nigeria.

The Liberia president who played for about 74 minutes was peered alongside his old team mate, James Debbah in the encounter.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) used the match to celebrate the only African player to ever win the World Footballer of the Year after he emerged as the number one citizen of Liberia earlier this year.

Expectedly every touch of the ball by Weah was greeted with loud cheers and applause from the fans who thoroughly enjoyed themselves watching some of the best past and present African players on parade.

Major highlight of the match was the retirement of Weah’s famous No 14 jersey which he wore throughout his career as the captain of the Lone Star of Liberia.

  Super eagles star forward Henry Onyekuru opened the scoring with a super finish from a John Ogu pass, with Simeon Nwankwo heading home a second in the first half, before Liberia pulled one back from the penalty spot.