Watch Live Matches

2014 World Cup: Boost for Ghana as Michael Essien returns to AC Milan training

Published on: 21 April 2014
Michael Essien has returned to training with AC Milan

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has returned to training with Italian side AC Milan after recovering from injury, boosting his chances of making the Black Stars squad for the World Cup in June.

The 31-year-old suffered a calf injury two weeks ago and it was feared he could stay out of action for long which could affect his chances of playing in Brazil in June.

But he was part of the full AC Milan team that trained on Monday afternoon as they prepared for Friday night's tough match against Roma.

This shows that he has fully recovered from the injury that kept him out of action for two weeks.

His return bodes well for Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah who has recently had injury problems with players like Isaac Vorsah, Sulley Muntari, John Boye and Mubarak Wakaso.

The latter three have all recovered from their injuries while the status of Vorsah is not certain.

Appiah will name his provisional squad for the World Cup on 12 May before the Black Stars go no to face USA, Germany and Portugal in Brazil.




This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • depe says:
    April 21, 2014 11:38 pm
    that is good for ghana.we need him so bad
  • layon says:
    April 22, 2014 03:05 am
    Very very frustrating he rarely plays yet always getting injuries.
  • NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:
    April 22, 2014 04:18 am
    hahahaha... this is what i call minus(-) one for GHANA..... Well just take him to BRAZIL so he can make up numbers..... Which country GHANA go fit beat???? GERMANY, PORTUGAL or USA???? Tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaa.
  • goodluck Jonathan says:
    April 22, 2014 07:35 am
    Nigerian any animal it better to take him than bench warmers like Mikel and moses, who have never score before for their club, especially Mikel who have played 385 matches without two goals, the last time he scored Nigerian president declared holiday in Nigeriats
  • mills says:
    April 22, 2014 08:14 am
    I thought dis Noni guy has petit me ,u live ur Nigerian team who is full of failures to talk Ghana BS.
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    April 22, 2014 04:16 pm
    lol you just made my day