FULL STATEMENT: Michael Essien on Black Stars World Cup campaign

I have monitored with great concern, the raging public and media debate about the reasons for the Ghana Black Stars’ early exit from the ongoing tournament in Brazil. Like any other patriotic Ghanaian, and as an avid supporter and member of the Ghana Black Stars, I am deeply embarrassed and devastated by the team’s failure […]

#Brazil2014 – Essien, KPB to stay OUT of Black Stars non-residential camping

Ghana midfielders, Michael Essien and kevin-Prince Boateng, have been granted permission to stay out of the first part of the Black Stars’ pre-World Cup campaign. Consequently, the duo will miss the non-residential camping which starts on Tuesday. Goal.com reported Monday that both players have been excused on the grounds of family issues. According to the report, Schalke midfielder […]

Chelsea showed Essien respect – Mourinho

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho said the club had shown Michael Essien “respect” by letting him join AC Milan. The 31-year-old Ghana midfielder’s transfer window move to Italy was formally completed on Monday after Milan had announced Essien would be joining them on Friday. “To show Michael respect is to not stop him going,” Mourinho told Chelsea’s website. “We would have been […]

Essien: “Haters will broadcast your failure but whisper your success”

According to reports in the Italian media, the 31-year-old Ghana international failed tests related to an old knee injury. But Essien, who arrived in Milan on Friday evening, has now said that the medical was completed as a success. “Haters will broadcast your failure but whisper your success. Medicals done, looking forward to start my […]