LEGEND REVEALS BEST TEAM IN GHANA

Ghanaian football legend Michael Essien has celebrated Accra Hearts of Oak after they emerged the league champions in the top flight as far as Ghanaian club football is concerned. Michael Essien joined the Hearts of Oak celebrations via his official Instagram account.

Michael Essien described Accra Hearts of Oak as the best team in Ghana.
Hearts of Oak became the champions in the Ghana Premier League after securing an unassailable lead with one game left to play. The Phobianswere declared the Ghanaian champions with a game to spare in the 2020/21 season. Accra Hearts of Oak had not won the league title in Ghana for 12 years until the latest triumph.

Accra Hearts of Oak sealed the league title despite the draw with Liberty Professionals in theirmatchday 33 encounter as they ended their 12-year wait for a league title.

ESSIEN BEGINS COACHING CAREER AT NORDJAELLAND

Ex-Chelsea and Lyon midfielder Michael Essien has started his coaching career at FC Nordjaelland in the Danish league. Michael Essien has embarked on his first coaching role after being named the assistant manager at the Danish top flight club.

Michael Essien posted images of him on the touchline during preseason with FC Nordjaelland. The former Ghanaian national team player had been working with the Danish club since last season but his appointment as an assistant manager was not confirmed until this summer. Michael Essien has penned a two-year deal to become the FC Nordjaelland assistant manager until 2023.

ESSIEN DELIGHTED WITH EKWAH OVER TRANSFER

Chelsea and Ghanaian football legend Michael Essien has expressed his delight after youngster Pierre Ekwah left Chelsea to join London rivals West Ham United earlier this month. Michael Essien sent his congratulatory message to 19-year-old Ekwah via Instagram as he wished him the best of luck with his move across London to West Ham United.

Ekwahthanked ‘big brother' Michael Essien for his congratulatory message to him. He would be hoping to establish himself as a quality Premier League midfielder just like Michael Essien did almost two decades ago when he moved to the Premier League from Lyon in the French top flight.

MOURINHO PROFESSES LOVE FOR GHANA

Newly appointed AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has professed his love for Ghana and its people after his interaction with former player Michael Essien on social media. Michael Essien initiated the latest interaction between the two Chelsea icons after he posted a photo of himself and Mourinho while they were together.

Michael Essien posted a photo of himself and Mourinhoon his official Instagram page while they were laughing in Chelsea shirts and with the caption that says the picture was taken when the ex-Ghanaian national team star took the Portuguese tactician to a charity event in Ghana. Mourinho then replied that he enjoyed his stay in Ghana and that it was an amazing experience for him.

ESSIEN PREDICTS FA CUP FINAL WRONGLY

Chelsea legend Michael Essien has made a wrong prediction on the FA Cup final after he backed the Blues to beat Leicester City. In his latest interview granted shortly before the FA Cup final and monitored by popular English media portal Metro, Essien backed Chelsea to beat Leicester City to win the trophy.

In the end, Michael Essien was proved wrong as Leicester City stunned Chelsea in the FA Cup final played at the Wembley Stadium at the weekend to win the competition for the first time. Belgian international YouriTielemans was the hero for the Foxes as he produced a moment of brilliance to win the game. His unstoppable long range shot found the back in the net in the second half to give Leicester City a 1-0 win over Chelsea.Tielemans was rightly named the best player at the end of the game.

MOURINHO, ANCELOTTI SHARE MANAGERIAL SIMILARITIES - ESSIEN

Michael Essien has revealed that managerial greats Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho share some managerial similarities. The Ghanaian talked about the two managers in an exclusive interview with the official Everton podcast.

According to Essien, the two managers are similar in their management techniques. Michael Essien said Ancelotti and Mourinho are relentless when it comes to man-management and training techniques.

Michael Essien played for both Mourinho and Ancelotti at Chelsea during his playing career in the Premier League.Mourinho was responsible for his then club-record move from French giants Lyon to Stamford Bridge in 2005. Chelsea paid around £26m for his services.

MICHAEL ESSIEN: LYON CAREER EXAMINED

Ex-Ghanaian international player Michael Essienis currently a member of the coaching staff at Nordsjaelland in the Danish Superligahaving recently made the step up into football management. Nordsjaellandis the start for Michael Essien as far as his coaching career is concerned, while Bastia was the start of his professional football career back in 2000.

Michael Essien left Bastia for fellow French team Lyon after three years at the club. The Ghanaian midfielder rejected a more lucrative offer from another French club in PSG before moving to Lyon in the summer of 2003 for a fee believed to be around €7.8m.

ESSIEN DIDN'T PLAN FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT

Ex-Ghanaian national team player Michael Essien has revealed that he didn't see himself as a manager and that he loves the round leather game of football. Michael Essien disclosed that he didn't plan football management and that his love for the game as played a big part. Michael Essien talked about his early life in football management and those who have shaped his career in a chat with The Football Ramble.

WHY ESSIEN LOST SEVERAL FOLLOWERS REVEALED

Ex-Ghanaian national team midfielder Michael Essienlost a lot of followers on social media after he showed support for gay rights in his native Ghana.Michael Essien came in for a lot of criticisms and abuses online on the back of his support for the LGBTQ+ community. Michael Essien showed his support for the LGBTQ+ community via his post on both his official Twitter and Instagram handles. Unlike the developed countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and many more, African countries are still receptive towards the LGBTQ+ community.

HISTORY MAKER ODEJAYI SHOCKS ESSIEN, OTHERS

Nigerian striker KayodeOdejayi wrote his name into the history books after he masterminded the big win over Chelsea in the FA Cup some 13 years ago. KayodeOdejayi gave less fancied Barnsley a famous 1-0 win over the Blues at home in 2008. KayodeOdejayi scored four goals during that season but the one against Chelsea was the undoubtedly the most famous. Barnsley were the big team slayers in the FA Cup during the 2007/08 season but no one gave them a chance against a Chelsea team at the peak of their powers. That Chelsea team had the likes of skipper John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Essien, Michael Ballack, Joe Cole and many more but the Barnsley players were no respecter of reputations and big names as they stunned Michael Essien and his Chelsea teammates thereby getting to the semi-finals of the competition that season.

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