US striker and son of Liberian legend George Weah, Tim Weah devastated by World Cup qualification failure

US striker and son of Liberian legend George Weah, Tim Weah devastated by World Cup qualification failure
Tim Weah (L) of the USA celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 round of 16 soccer match between Paraguay and the USA at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India, 16 October 2017. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Mar 30, 2018. 12:00

According to the United States of American striker Tim Weah, their failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has devastated them.

The France-based forward with Paris St Germain was speaking after their 1-0 win over Paraguay on Tuesday.

He labelled the victory as a step towards a brighter future as it ushers a new era.

Born to a Liberian father and current president of the West African nation, George Weah, the 18-year-old expressed delight over the win but admits devastation at the US' failure to qualify for the World Cup.

“Not qualifying for the World Cup has been a hard time for us,” said the PSG Paris forward.

“But it’s a new era, as I said on Twitter, and we’re looking forward to everything we’re going to do with these young guys.

“I think we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with in the future,” Weah added.

“So, the process is the way to go.”



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