Footage of 56 Year Old George Weah 'Destroying' Young Defenders in Community Football Emerges

Footage of 56 Year Old George Weah 'Destroying' Young Defenders in Community Football Emerges

Lukman Mumuni
March 1, 2023 at 10:37 AM
  • George Weah returned to action over the weekend in a friendly encounter in Liberia
  • The former Ballon d'Or winner showed his qualities as he floored some defenders in the community game
  • Weah enjoyed a stellar career playing for some of the best clubs in Europe including AC Milan

Former Ballon d'Or winner and President of Liberia, George Weah laced his boots and returned to the pitch momentarily for a friendly encounter.

The 56-year-old joined some of his peers and community folks for an exhibition game.

George Weah, Ballon d'or, Liberia, AC Milan
George Weah has been spotted playing community football with friends. Credit: @Football_Tweet @90sfootball
Source: Twitter

In a video that has been shared several times on social media, Weah showed he has not lost his touch as he weaved his way through defenders with ease.

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The former Chelsea and AC Milan star remains the only player from Africa to win the Ballon d'Or.

Weah enjoyed a successful career, playing for AS Monaco, Paris Saint Germain, AC Milan and Marseille in Europe.

His best days were with Italian giants AC Milan, where he scored 46 goals in 114 matches.

Weah has been president of Liberia since 2018 after beating then Vice President Joseph Boakai in the elections. He is expected to seek re-election after his first term.

George Weah pays tribute to Atsu

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Liberia President, George Weah has sent his condolences to the family of late Ghana winger Christian Atsu.

The 31-year-old tragically passed away following the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Hatay in Turkey on February 6, 2023.

Atsu, who scored the winner for Hatayspor in their game against Kasimpasa in the Turkish league, was trapped under rubble for 12 days before his lifeless body was found.

Timothy Weah makes World Cup history

Timothy Weah, son of Liberia President George Weah, has become the first child of a former Ballon d'Or winner to score at the World Cup.

The 22-year-old scored the opener in the Group B game between the United States and Wales.

Although his father played for the Liberian national team and is currently president of the West African country, Weah decided to represent America, the country of his birth.

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