It seems Timothy Weah, the son of Liberia's president George Weah, is doing well in following his father's footsteps, as the old adage goes, "like father like son".
Timothy Weah is a US youth international who is plying his trade at French club Paris St Germain. On Saturday, the French giants decided to hand the youthful player his debut with the club. He made his debut 23 years after his father George played his last game for the club.
With PSG having a wide advantage over rivals in the league, they registered a comfortable win when they won 2-0 against Troyes. Without the injured duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, both goals came in the second half through Angel di Maria and Christopher Nkunku.
After turning 18 just last week, Weah came off the bench to replace Giovani Lo Celso in the 79th minute and led the front line as PSG saw out the victory. The teenager showed some positive intent and more hunger for victory when he had a chance to score in the stoppage time. He found himself with some space, but sent his shot right at the charging goalkeeper.
"It was a real pleasure to play in Ligue 1 today," Weah said after the game. "I thank the coach, the staff, and the other players, who have been very friendly. I was not far away from scoring -- that would have been the icing on the cake!
"I hope that I will get the chance to play again and to score some goals. After my 18th birthday recently, this is like a birthday present. I am proud to play for the club of my heart."
Last April, the New York-born Weah scored twice for the U.S. under-17 team at the CONCACAF Championship and followed that in October with a hat trick in the U-17 World Cup round of 16 against Paraguay. He has also played seven matches for PSG's under-19 team in the UEFA Youth League this season and scored against Celtic's youth side in September.