Tag Archives: Michael Essien

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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Grant: Only team work will get Ghana to Russia 2018


Head Coach of the Black Stars of Ghana,Avram Grant believes the real strength of this current team is their ability to work together as a unit in or order to achieve the desired results. Ghana’s qualification to the Russia 2018 World Cup hit a major snag as the Black Stars dropped valuable points in their opening match against the Cranes ...

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Michael Essien turns down Melbourne Victory deal


MELBOURNE Victory’s audacious bid to sign Chelsea legend Michael Essien has fallen through at the eleventh hour. Victory had all but agreed to personal terms with the Ghanaian international after Football Federation Australia last week agreed to support the A-League club’s bid to sign the 33-year-old under the competition’s new guest marquee rule. But despite enjoying positive talks, Essien performed a U-turn, ...

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Essien training with Chelsea but no deal in the works

Image credit: Press Association/ Chelsea FC)

Chelsea icon Michael Essien will not be offered a contract by the club despite playing for the side’s reserve in a low key friendly. Essien featured for the Blues in their 2-1 win over Brentford to increase speculation he could be handed a surprise deal. But the tireless midfielder is only training with Antonio Conte’s side until he finds a ...

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Essien set to leave Panathinaikos


Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien is highly likely to leave Greek side Panathinaikos after just a season. Despite some media reports that Essien has been released by the club, sources close to the player say that he is currently discussing terms surrounding the termination of his contract. It is highly likely that an agreement will soon be reached and Essien will ...

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Essien awarded for goal in Greek league


Ghana’s Michael Essien picked up the award for his goal scored against Levadiakos in the Greek Super League. The strike was the second for Panathinaikos  in their 2-0 win in the match played on January 24. The effort won 45.89% of votes cast in a competition organised by the Greek Super League and the the Panhellenic Association Paid Football Players (PSAP). ...

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Michael Essien scores debut goal for Panathinaikos


Michael Essien recorded his first goal for Panathinaikos on Sunday as his team beat Levadiakos 2-0 in the Greek Super League. The former Chelsea midfielder connected to a pass from the right side midfield and sent his effort past Levadiakos goalie Panagiotis Tsintotas in the 78th minute. The goal was the second for Panathinaikos after Marcus Berg gave them the ...

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