- Renowned former Ghanaian international, Michael Essien, has been appointed as a player-coach in Denmark
- Essien is part of FC Nordsjælland’s coaching staff for the 2020/21 season in Denmark
- Essien made his senior team debut in January 2002 and has represented his nation in three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments
Former Ghanaian international, Michael Essien, has announced that he is now part of FC Nordsjælland’s coaching staff for the 2020/21 season in Denmark.
In a post sighted by Briefly.co.za on his personal Twitter handle, Essien indicates that although he is yet to attain a full-coaching license, the experience is part of his development towards that.
Myjoyonline.com reports that the 37-year-old will work hand-in-hand with head coach Flemming Pederse as a player-coach.
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In the assistant role, Essien will participate in training alongside the players to help implement the drills and ideas in the best possible way as well as contribute with new input to coaching group evaluations of the training session afterward.
The former Ghanaian midfielder, who is married to Akosua Puni Essien, started his football career by playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana.
Essien made his senior team debut in January 2002 and has represented his nation in three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that on August 31, 1991, 29 years ago, Ghana's U-17 football team made the country proud as they won the World Cup finals that were held in Italy.
Ghana scored against Spain in a thrilling 1:0 encounter with Emmanuel Duah grabbing the goal in the 77th minute to seal the victory, which was Ghana's first time winning the coveted title.
Interestingly, Ghana had played in the same group with Spain and finished second due to goal differences, although the Starlets shared the same five points as the group leaders.
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