President George Weah ruled football during his playing days, famous for PSG and AC Milan, and to a lesser extent, Liberia. He is the only man to have won the African, European and World Footballer of the Year awards in the same year. But it never made it to the World Cup stage.
He came closest in 2002, but Nigeria’s Super Eagles paid for that ambition with a point.
But what King George failed or could not achieve, his son Timothy did on November 21, 2022 with the US.
Timothy started for the US men’s national team against Wales in their second Group B game at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. He started on the right side of the attack, flanking Josh Sargent and Christian Pulisic, and scored his country’s first goal in the 36th minute. his father would definitely be proud.
Timothy, who plays for Lille in Ligue 1, latched on to a deep pass from Christian Pulisic, controlled and fired the ball past Wayne Hennessey. The USA fielded three dynamic midfielders in captain Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah and Weston McKennie and completely dominated Wales’ midfield.
After the match, in the mixed field, Timothy announced that his parents were on the field to see him. “It was a dream come true. For each attacker; for every player, to score in the World Cup.and I did that tonight, in front of our fans, my teammates and my family. Timothy added: “My parents are here, mum and dad are here,” he reported.
Wales equalized in the 82nd minute with a penalty. Asked if the US was upset with itself, Timothy said: “It’s certainly not a missed opportunity; World Cup the game
“We would like to win, but in the next game we will come with a different energy, with a different atmosphere. playing five at the back definitely limited us,” he added. It was Timothy’s fourth goal since his debut against Paraguay in 2018.
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