Tag Archives: Michael Essien

Guus Hiddink: Essien one of my anchors in first Chelsea spell


New interim coach of Chelsea Guus Hiddink has paid tribute to Michael Essien as being one of his most reliable anchors of the side during his first spell in charge. The 69 year-old has returned to Stamford Bridge once more again in an interim capacity until the end of the season following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho. Hiddink, in his ...

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Essien “happy” at return to active football

Michael Essien

Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien says he is delighted to have made a return to football after 7 months out due to a knee injury. The former Chelsea player joined Panathinaikos in June but had not played because of troubles with his knee but he featured fully in the club’s last two matches. He says he feels great at his return ...

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Essien features in Panathinaikos win over Veria

Essien (in jersey number 2) during the match against Veria (Image credit: Panathinaikos)

Ghana’s Michael Essien played his second full match for Panathinaikos as they beat Veria 1-0 in the 13th round of the Greek Super League on Sunday. Andre Stramaccioni and his men got the win via a tap-in from forward Nikolaos Karelis in the 86th minute. Essien was in action for 90 minutes and he picked up a yellow card in ...

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Essien makes Panathinaikos debut


Ghana midfielder Michael Essien played his first match for Panathinaikos since joining at the start of the current season. Essien was hampered by injuries after he joined the club and missed about three months of action but he got to play for the team for the first time on Saturday in their 1-0 loss away to Iraklis. The former Chelsea, ...

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Essien in Germany for surgery


Panathinaikos midfielder Michael Essien has arrived in Munich, Germany where he will undergo a groin surgery after suffering a sprain during training last week. The former Chelsea and Milan player, who joined the Greek Super League side as a free agent this month, is expected to meet top-notch German surgeon Ulrike Mousavek on Wednesday and return to Greece on Thursday ...

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Ghana International Kevin-Prince Boateng cools off in Greece

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Schalke outcast Kevin-Prince Boateng is in Greece on a holiday without his family fueling speculation he could sign for a Super League side. The 27-year-old was spotted on the beach in Mykonos where he was cooling off after being dismissed by the German outfit in May this year. The Ghanaian international was surprisingly not in the company of his fiancee ...

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Michael Essien joins Greek club Panathinaikos


Ghanaian international Michael Essien has signed for Greek club Panathinaikos. The 32-year-old  joined Italian club, AC Milan in 2014 but has now signed a two-year deal with Panathinaikos, reportedly worth 1 million euros a year. Speaking to the club’s website after the deal was announced Essien said : “I am very happy that I am here and that I will continue my career ...

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Reports: Essien passes Panathanaikos medical

Ghana international midfielder Michael Essien talks to the local media as he arrives in Athens (Image credit: AP)

According to reports, Michael Essien has passed his medical at Greek club Panathanaikos ahead of a move from Italian club AC Milan. The former Chelsea midfielder flew to Athens on Monday to hold talks and complete the switch after he became a free agent. Essien is being reportedly given a two-year deal worth 1 million euros a year. On his ...

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Reactions: The passing of “Sir” Cecil Jones Attuquayefio


Tributes are being paid to the memory of former Hearts, AshGold, Liberty Professionals coach “Sir” Cecil Jones Attuquayefio who passed on on Tuesday at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Here is a selection: Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Winfred Dormon: “Jones was my coach when I was with Hearts of Oak between 1999 and 2002. He was very brilliant and got ...

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Thieves steal Michael Essien’s £75,000 Range Rover Vogue


Ex-Chelsea star Michael Essien’s Surrey home has been raided by burglars, making off with his flash Range Rover Vogue. Police confirmed that the £75,000 vehicle was stolen earlier this month, on April 7. Midfielder Essien now lives in Italy, playing for AC Milan, however he still owns the home which was purchased during his time at Chelsea. The property is ...

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