Liberia president is 'oldest international' ever — George Weah

Weah's son Timothy was in international action for USA on the same day his father turned out for Liberia

Weah, who was the first African player the win Ballon d'Or and FIFA's World Player of the Year Award, shocked fans when he led the Liberian national team onto the pitch.

Nigerians are very happy at the ease with which the Super Eagles are converting their chances and as such have been reacting on social media.

@Khenke_Kenny "President of Liberia George Weah is playing against us, we would have still won if President Buhari played for us".

Liberia President George Weah, 51, has become the oldest global on record after playing against Nigeria on Tuesday, according to a leading group of football statisticians.

Libera are ranked 47th of 54 African football nations and 158th in the world.

@Lexxy111 "Super Eagles played a good game with Liberia but don't understand why some retired Liberia legends played the match".

Check out some of the diverging social media reactions below.

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Government offices in Liberia were reportedly closed by 3 o'clock PM on Tuesday as officials trooped to the SKD, with majority wearing the iconic #14 jersey to watch the match, which some described as an "historical moment".

Twitter user Biola Kazeem wrote: "George Weah is a major disappointment".

The President is a former footballer of much acclaim and global repute.

Kome said: "Liberia are fielding George Weah vs Nigeria".

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

51-year-old Weah wore the number 14 jersey and led the Lone Star onto the field for the first time in 16 years after his last global appearance.

The 1995 Fifa Ballon d'Or victor and three-time African Player of the Year defeated 73-year-old Joseph Boakai to become the country's 24th president. To get the latest soccer news, text "SPORTS" to 22840.

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