Watch Live Matches

2014 World Cup: Michael Essien returns to Ghana training ahead of Germany clash

Published on: 19 June 2014
Michael Essein has returned to full scale training with the Black Stars

By Ameenu Shardow

Follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Courtesy African Origin Travel and Sports Tourism

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has returned to full scale training with the Black Stars ahead of their second 2014 World Cup game against Germany on Saturday.

The AC Milan star has been struggling with a toe injury sustained during Ghana’s opening group defeat against the USA last Monday in Natal.

Essien sat out Wednesday’s training session as the Black Stars medical team attended to his injury.

He has however bounced back strongly and fully took part in Thursday’s session at the Rei Pele Stadium in Maceio.

Ghana is in desperate need of points against Germany following their stuttering start in their Group G opener against the United States.


  • yaw2 says:
    June 19, 2014 05:10 pm
    Good news for Ghana ...Essien must start at right full back... Kwarasey Essien Jonathan Boye Wakaso Badu Afriyie Ayew KPB Asamoah Gyan sub> Muntari,Waris,Rabiu
  • Jafaru Dokurugu says:
    June 19, 2014 05:49 pm
    U are wilcome, this is gud news 4 as. N we give thanks to Allah 4 that
  • PeeWee says:
    June 19, 2014 06:00 pm
    What is Ivory Coast's excuse now? They have the easierst group but still lose. African teams are a bunch of morons.
  • Rasheed says:
    June 19, 2014 05:08 pm
    When was this picture taken? ,because Michael Essien looks like a 40 year old man.