Essien swaps Indonesia for Azerbaijan

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has surfaced in Azerbaijan where by he has joined Sabail FC in a player-coach role.

Essien experienced been a totally free agent due to the fact leaving Indonesian club facet Persib Bandung in March past year, and regardless of stories that he would be contacting time on his distinguished occupation, the former Ghana worldwide will alternatively proceed participating in.

“I’m a football player and I want to play,” Essien is quoted as expressing. “We talked about the club’s upcoming designs with the management and that intrigued me”

He included as for every the club’s official site: “I was below three months back. Had a very good chat with the club and they instructed me about the undertaking. I imagined about it, favored it and right here we are. ”

It really is a unique detail to what I have noticed prior to. Looks appealing and enjoyable, so content to be listed here.”The 36-year-old has signed a agreement until May next yr and will reportedly assist in coaching the club’s U19’s as element of his bid to attain his coaching badges.

Essien most notable gained the UEFA Champions League, two English Premier League and 3 FA Cup titles with the Blues.

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