The son of Liberia legend George Weah is helping the United States Under-17 team in their bid to qualify for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India in October.
A 17-year-old striker, Timothy Weah, otherwise known as Tim Weah, is part of the US team currently campaigning in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Under-17 Football Championship in Panama, where the US are in the final classification stage in their bid to win the tournament and qualify for India 2017.
Tim, born in New York City borough of Brooklyn, scored in US’ 5-0 dismissal of Jamaica in their tournament opener. He also featured in subsequent victories over Mexico and El Salvador to eventually help the team top their group with the maximum points and qualify for the final classification group, alongside Honduras and Cuba.
The winner of the group will meet the winner of the other classification group in the final, while the top two finishers in each group qualify for India 2017.
The US were scheduled to meet Honduras last Wednesday, the first game of the next stage, and finish against Cuba today, with a possible final date in Panama City on Sunday.
One of two players in the US team playing in Europe, Tim is a player of French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), with whom his father started to make a mark in European football before proceeding to make a bigger name with AC Milan. Weah was later named variously as the 1995 World, European and African Player of the Year.
Tim played for Rosedale Soccer Club and Red Bull Academy in New York and Pines United FC in Florida before impressing in a friendly game and earning a contract last year with PSG where he is currently with the U-19 side.
Aside football, Tim, whose senior brother George Weah Jr, 30, played for the Milan youth teams but failed to make it to the top, is passionate about music. He is a musical artist who writes lyrics and has his own microphone set-up in his apartment in New York.
Since the beginning of 2017, he has recorded six songs and has the ambition to produce his own music and open studios in New York and Liberia one day.
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