ESSIEN HAILS FIRST MALARIA VACCINE

Ghanaian football icon Michael Essien has hailed the world's first malaria vaccine which could prevent thousands of deaths especially amongst children.

Several years before he became a known name on the Premier League scene, Michael Essien was a barefoot kid in Ghana who scored regularly against goalkeepers with goalposts made of stacked rocks. Like what was obtainable with other children in the world at the time, a young Michael Essien suffered from malaria several times.
Essien said that he's still alive and kicking after surviving malaria as a child, but he knows that 260,000 African kids are not as lucky. To this effect, the malaria vaccine is a blessing to the continent and Michael Essien shares the same opinion. According to him, the impending rollout of a new vaccine is a very good thing for Africa.

ESSIEN: TWO PLAYERS PRESENT FOR BIRTHDAY

Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien was part of the Real Madrid squad that failed to adequately challenge Barcelona for the Spanish La Liga title at the end of the 2012/13 season. Despite going through the last 16 league games without a defeat under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid finished the season fifteen (15) points off Barcelona as the capital club failed to retain the league title won at the end of the 2011/12 Spanish La Ligaseason.

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup title alone during the 2012/13 season despite a star-studded squad that had Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Kaka, Lula Modric, Sergio Ramos and many more. The capital club lost in the Champions League last four and the Copa Del Rey final.

MICHAEL ESSIEN: BASTIA CAREER REVEALED

Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien started his professional career in Europe at Bastia in July 2000 while they were still in the French top flight. Essien made his Bastia debut during the league encounter with Metz on September 30, 2000. He was a substitute for club skipper Laurent Casanova in his first game at Bastia.

Michael Essien was not a regular in his first season at Bastia as the Ghanaian was deployed in different positions across the back four. His first season at Bastia ended with a goal in 13 appearances. Michael Essien scored the lone goal during the return leg against Metz in the league.

ESSIEN WANTED TO PLAY FOR CHIEFS

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs star Hendrick‘Pule' Ekstein has revealed that Black Stars of Ghana legend Michael Essien had an interest in the Soweto giants before he called time on his career as a professional footballer.

SWP REVEALS ESSIEN IMPACT AT CHELSEA

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England international Shaun Wright-Phillips (SWP) has revealed the extent of the impact made by Michael Essien during his time at Chelsea. Shaun Wright-Phillips talked about Michael Essien and Chelsea in an exclusive interview with Bonus Finder. According to him, Chelsea players had to consider using shin pads in training because of the aggressive nature of Michael Essien.

MOURINHO CONSOLES ESSIEN ON BIRTHDAY ‘NO SHOW'

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Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien has a very good relationship with Jose Mourinho dating back to their time together at Chelsea. Mourinho was the catalyst behind Chelsea paying a big fee to sign Michael Essien from Lyon in 2005.

ESSIEN: LUKAKU WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT THIS SEASON

The newest Chelsea striker, well, not entirely new, because he was once their player, Romelu Lukaku looks to be getting all the love, praise, and attention he needs as he continues to be hailed by the former players of the Blues. The likes of Didier Drogba and John Terry have already hailed the club's decision to bring back the player to Stamford Bridge and now, their former midfielder Michael Essien has also revealed how glad he is that the player has been brought back to the club by the manager Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea broke their club transfer record after paying £97 million to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan for the signing of Lukaku and fans have been buzzing ever since.

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.

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.

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