Football: Weah Jr feels no pressure living up to famous family name

Timothy Weah trying to dribble past Shkodran Mustafi as his Paris-Saint Germain team lost 5-1 to Arsenal at National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in the International Champions Cup.
Timothy Weah trying to dribble past Shkodran Mustafi as his Paris-Saint Germain team lost 5-1 to Arsenal at National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in the International Champions Cup.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
Paris Saint-Germain players, including Angel di Maria (third from left), training at Geylang Field yesterday.
Paris Saint-Germain players, including Angel di Maria (third from left), training at Geylang Field yesterday.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The name on the back of his jersey is known globally, with his father, George Weah, having dominated world football for years before recently becoming the President of Liberia.

But 18-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward Timothy Weah insists that he feels no pressure to live up to that famous name.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2018, with the headline 'Weah Jr feels no pressure living up to family name'. Print Edition | Subscribe