USMNT star Timothy Weah dines with ‘proud dad’ George – the president of Liberia and Africa’s only Ballon d’Or winner – after scoring for the United States in the draw of the World Cup against Wales
It may have been a frustrating result for his team, but USMNT star Timothy Weah took a moment to score his first World Cup goal for the United States while having dinner with his father, George, in Qatar.
George is the President of Liberia, but before entering politics, he was an extremely talented football player himself.
He is, and remains, Africa’s only Ballon d’Or winner – winning the award for the best player on the planet in 1995 after a starring year for Italian giants AC Milan and French side Paris Saint -Germain.
George Weah (left) dined with his son Timothy (right) to celebrate his goal for the United States 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 long way to go before claiming awards like this, he’s clearly inherited a lot of his dad’s skills.
Weah Jnr, who plays club soccer in France for Lille, scored a smart goal in his first-ever World Cup appearance for the United States on Monday.
He was played in goal by United and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic and clinically converted beyond Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey.
Unfortunately for Weah and his team, however, Wales fought back in the second half and eventually took a point after LAFC star Gareth Bale converted from the penalty spot.
Although the result was not something to celebrate, Weah was able to mark the personal landmark with his father, who wrote on Twitter: ‘I 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 Africa’s only Ballon d’Or winner – winning the prestigious award in 1995
Timothy was born in the United States – in Brooklyn, New York – and grew up playing football in Florida and was able to choose to represent the United States rather than his father’s nation.
The United States returns to the World Cup on Friday with a tough game against England, who won their opener 6-2 against Iran.
The United States then completes its Group B campaign by facing Iran on 29 November.