USMNT star Timothy Weah dines with ‘proud papa’ George – the president of Liberia and Africa’s only ever Ballon d’Or winner – after scoring for USA in World Cup draw against Wales
It may have come in a frustrating result for his team, but USMNT star Timothy Weah took a moment to mark his first World Cup goal for the United States by having dinner with his father, George, in Qatar.
George is the president of Liberia, but before he moved into politics, he was an extremely talented soccer player in his own right.
He is, and remains, Africa’s only ever Ballon d’Or winner – winning the award as the world’s best player in 1995 after a year starring for Italian giants AC Milan and French side Paris Saint-Germain.
George Weah (left) had dinner with his son Timothy (right) to celebrate his goal for the USA in the World Cup against Wales earlier this week
Weah Snr wrote on Twitter: “Just had dinner with my son Timothy Weah. Proud dad.
And while Timothy has a ways to go before he can claim prizes like that, he’s clearly inherited a good deal of his father’s skills.
Weah Jnr, who plays club football in France for Lille, scored a smart goal in his first World Cup appearance for the USA on Monday.
He was played through on goal by USA and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic and clinically converted beyond Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Unfortunately for Weah and his team, however, Wales battled back in the second half and eventually grabbed a point after LAFC star Gareth Bale converted from the penalty spot.
Although the result was nothing to celebrate, Weah got to mark the personal landmark with his father, who wrote on Twitter: “Just had dinner with my son Timothy Weah. Proud dad.
Weah scored for the USMNT as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Wales in Qatar on Monday.
Weah Senior is the only African Ballon d’Or winner – taking the prestigious award in 1995
Born in the US – in Brooklyn, New York – Timothy grew up playing football in Florida and could choose to represent the US over his father’s nation.
The USA returns to World Cup action on Friday with a tough match against England, who won their first game 6-2 against Iran.
The USA then round out their Group B campaign by playing Iran on November 29.