Super Eagles

Nigeria got the better of the Liberian national team by beating them 2-1 in a friendly played on Tuesday night at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia.

Goals from Simeon Nwankwo and Henry Onyekuru handed the Super Eagles a slim victory over the Lone Star who got their lone strike via penalty.

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Former teammate of President George Weah James Debbah was handed a starter’s role in the match which was organised in honour of Weah who retired his famous no.14 jersey.

The Nigerians took the lead in the 11th minute after Onyekuru made good use of John Ogu’s pass to set the stadium alive.

Nwankwo doubled the lead in the 33rd minute after Oghenekharo Etebo floated a corner kick in the goal area of the hosts.

However, Liberia got the consolation goal in the closing stages after Semi Ajayi had been adjudged to have handled the ball in his vital area.

Weah won Liberia’s presidential election in December, after securing 12 of the 15 counties in the west African nation, thus, succeeding Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

The 1995 Fifa Ballon d’Or winner and three-time African Player of the Year defeated 73-year-old Joseph Boakai to become the country’s 24th president.