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The 51-year-old president of Liberia played for the national team in a friendly against Nigeria

He went on the field in the starting lineup and played 79 minutes.

Photo by @theliberianinfluence

President of Liberia George Wea played for the national team in a friendly match with Nigeria. The match was organized to withdraw from the appeal of the Liberian team of the 14th issue: under it most of his career was conducted by Wea – a former footballer who in 1995 was recognized as the player of the year by FIFA, was awarded the “Golden Ball” and officially became the best African football player of the year.

The game ended with a victory of Nigeria with a score of 2: 1. The same day the son of the Liberian president Timothy Wea played in a friendly match for the US team against Mexico, the meeting ended in a 1-0 victory for the Americans.

George Wea completed his football career in 2003, after which he took up political activities. He ran for the first time as president of Liberia in 2005, but won the elections only 12 years later.

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