Liberia President George Weah 51 makes surprise appearance in friendly vs

Liberian President George Weah plays in

Liberia's President George Weah laughs during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018.

Liberian president George Weah played in his country's friendly football match against Nigeria on Tuesday, a game the Lone Stars lost 2-1.

In what must surely be a first, Weah was deployed in the unlikely role of player/president (surely a footballing first) against the Super Eagles in Monrovia.

The last time Liberia and Nigeria played, at senior level, was in 2001 during the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2002 World Cup qualifier.

He would later move to PSG, where he would become the one and only African player to win the Ballon d'Or in 1995.

The Super Eagles, will on Tuesday evening take on their Liberian counterparts in an worldwide friendly match in Monrovia.

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Liberia president George Weah played 79 minutes before being substituted.

Liberia arranged an worldwide friendly against African giants Nigeria to retire the iconic number 14 shirt worn by Weah.

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.

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The former World Footballer of the Year led Liberia's attack in a 2-1 defeat to the Super Eagles - a friendly arranged to retire the number 14 jersey made famous by the former Chelsea and Manchester City attacker.

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