Jose Mourinho Reveals African Country He Loves The Most And It's Not Nigeria

Jose Mourinho Reveals African Country He Loves The Most And It's Not Nigeria

- Michael Essien recalls the good old times he shared with one of his favoruite coaches Jose Mourinho

- The former Ghanaian international refers to the Portuguese gaffer as 'daddy' when they worked together as player and manager

- Essien and Mourinho won the Premier League, FA Cup and the League in the English topflight division

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Michael Essien and Jose Mourinho were an item as manager and player and the midfielder loved the Special One so much that he calls him 'daddy', Instagram.

The Portuguese gaffer signed the Ghanaian legend from Lyon during the 2005-06 season and he made a huge impact at Stamford Bridge.

Essien also joined the former Porto boss while he was Real Madrid's manager during the 2012-13 campaign on loan from west London.

Chelsea legend who refers to Mourinho as 'daddy' recalls when he invited him to Africa
Michael Essien once invited Jose Mourinho to Ghana for a football charity event Photo by Victor Carretero and Darren Walsh
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The two-time Premier League winner recalled when he once invited Mourinho to a charity football match in his homeland and the Portuguese tactician obliged.

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The former Milan posted a photo of himself and former coach on his Instagram handle with both of them laughing while wearing Chelsea shirts and said:

"Good old days when I took my daddy Jose Mourinho to a charity event in Ghana."

And the new Roma boss replied:

"I will always remember it. Amazing week and an incredible experience. Love Ghana."

Mourinho has also touched down in Ghana twice after his first visit. One of it was when Ghana hosted the 2008 AFCON tournament where they came third.

Essien under the tutelage of Mourinho, became a Premier League winner, FA Cup and the League Cup trophies.

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The Spanish-born tactician stands a chance to lead his Premier League club to their first Champions League glory when they face rivals, Chelsea, later this month.

He has already clinched the EFL Cup and the EPL silverware looks pretty much going back to the Etihad Stadium at the end of this season.

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