Tag Archives: Michael Essien

Michael Essien backs Jose Mourinho to succeed at Man United

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Jose Mourinho has acted as a father figure to countless footballers over the years, but Michael Essien may be his most famous son. The Bison is one of only a handful of players to have enjoyed three separate spells under Mourinho, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup in the process. Their bond is so ...

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Michael Essien in work permit saga in Indonesia

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Persib Bandung duo, Michael Essien and Carlton Cole, are facing potential deportation from Indonesia following the club’s failure to provide them work permits. Essien and Cole completed a transfer move to the Indonesia outfit last month and made their respective debuts last Saturday in a 0-0 draw against Arema FC. But, the players and their club may soon be involved ...

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Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien gets powerful Indonesian bodyguard

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Former Ghana and former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been given a powerful-looking man to guard him as his adventure in Indonesia takes off. The 33 year-old midfielder made headlines after agreeing to move to Indonesia with Persib Bandung. He looks to have done his calculations well and taken into accounts everything including his security and safety in the Asian ...

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Essien looking forward to Persib Bandung challenge


Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien says the season ahead with his new Indonesian club Persib Bandung excites him. The former Premier League winner was recently unveiled to the fans and went and to have his first training session with his new teammates. The move unites Essien with former Chelsea teammate Carlton Cole who also forms part of ...

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Michael Essien: I have joined a great club


Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien’s move to the Indonesian Super League to join Persib Bandung surprised many who watched him in his prime following the announcement of the deal. The 34 year old Ghanaian international has revealed that his decision was influenced by a myriad of factors that include the rich history and tradition of the club ...

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Video: Michael Essien on his move to Persib Bandung in Indonesia

Ghana international Michael Essien

Ghana international Michael Essien has made a surprise move to Indonesian side Persib Bandung . The 34-year-old signed for one season with the option of extending it by one more year if he impresses. Below is the video of the Ghanaian arriving at the club and speaking about his decision to move to the Asian club.     By: Rahman Osman/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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Essien joins Persib FC in Indonesia


Former Black Stars and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has joined Indonesian side, Persib FC on a two-year deal. Essien has not been without a club since leaving Panathinaikos in 2016 but just last week, talks went on between Essien and representatives of the club and a suitable deal was struck.   The former Chelsea man was unveiled today at the ...

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Stephen Appiah: Michael Essien has advised me to go into coaching

Former Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah

Ghana legend Stephen Appiah reveals he received pep talk from compatriot Michael Essien to enter into coaching. The former Black Stars captain is on the verge of receiving his badge after undertaken the managerial course. The 36-year-old enjoyed a largely successful spell with the Ghana national team where he captained the side to its first ever World Cup appearance in 2006. ...

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Sources: Croatian side Rijeka interested in signing Essien

Veteran Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien is closing in on a deal with Croatian premier league side HNK Rijeka, Citi Sports can confirm. The former Chelsea player who is currently a free agent has had the past couple of seasons ravaged by injury and was limited to just 17 appearances during his stay with his last club Panathanaikos. Aside his injury ...

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Michael Essien training at Chelsea’s Cobham training complex


Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been training at Chelsea’s Cobham training complex in a bid to stay fit.  The 33-year-old is without a club since leaving Greek giants Panathinaikos. The Ghana international is back at Chelsea’s training facility where he has been keeping fit at the gym. Citi Sports sources say that Essien has been working with Chelsea’s reserve and ...

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