Liberian President George Weah played for 79 minutes for his country in a friendly against Nigeria last night while his son Timothy was in action for the USA.

The 51 year old appeared in the 2-1 home defeat in Monrovia, which was organised to mark the retirement of his No 14 shirt.

Weah, who became the first African winner of the Ballon d'Or in 1995, was elected president of Liberia last December.

His son Tim, also a striker, was raised in New York and Florida before joining the academy at Paris Saint-Germain, where he made his senior debut last season.

The 18 year old was substituted in injury time last night as the US beat Mexico 1-0 in a friendly in Nashville for a first victory against their neighbours since 2014.