Timothy Weah, son of legendary Liberian striker George Weah, scored the United States’ first goal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in their 1-1 draw against Wales on Monday evening.
Weah raced through on goal to apply a firm, first-time finish to a delicious through pass from Christian Pulisic just past the half-hour mark.
Weah’s Nigerian connection
Tim Weah’s goal arrives just over twenty years after his father, George Weah, was denied by Nigeria at his last attempt to appear at the FIFA World Cup.
Considered one of the greatest footballers to ever come from the black continent, George Weah remains the only African to win the Ballon d’Or. The AC Milan great is also one of the most gifted players to never feature at the World Cup.
DATE PUBLISHED: November 22