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CONFIRMED: Chelsea star Essien marries his publicist Akosua Puni

Published on: 10 June 2013
Akosua Puni wearing a wedding ring for the first time


Despite attempts to sabotage the wedding plans of Ghana star Michael Essien and his sweetheart cum publicist Akosua Puni, the matrimony has taken place secretly.

The big cat was let out of the bag by Eddie Kadi, the MC for Essien's charity bash on Friday night when he refered the astute ex-radio presenter 'Akosua Puni Essien’ during the public event.

This is confirmed by the fact that Akosua has been wearing a wedding ring since she arrived in Ghana two weeks ago to organise the Essien Game of Hope.

See the picture above of her in in Accra during a recent press conference.

The cocktail was held on the eve of Essien’s charity football match between Africa XI and World XI and reports where the MC made the revelation.

This comes after attempts for the ceremony to take place was scuppered last September.

But all looks to have been settled nicely as the couple already have two kids together further strengthening their bond.

Akosua's good manners and good personality is said to have won the heart of the Chelsea star who has been on the bachelors' market for a while now.

The revelation of the secret wedding has also crashed the hopes of many girls in Ghana, Spain, England and France who were hoping to tie down the hottest bachelor in the world.

The identity of Essien’s wife is no longer a top secret after some public falling out with two of his ex-girlfriends Nadia Buari and Dela Ackumey.


  • jj says:
    June 11, 2013 11:16 am
    what are you lot doing we need to be focusing on football not marriages!!!!!
  • Fred B. Kyeremeh says:
    June 11, 2013 11:01 am
    Who are those players?
  • mojahadine says:
    June 12, 2013 12:23 pm
    Fifa One, just read my statement for the second time before you comment. If you still can't comprehend my statement then you need to go back to school. You are a very small minded person
  • Ghanaman says:
    June 10, 2013 10:06 pm
    Good for them.
  • ayialolo says:
    June 10, 2013 10:10 pm
    please enjoy urselves n make sure u return to take us to brazil. u must return to displace those mediocre players who bribed their way into de national team
  • joooooooojo says:
    June 10, 2013 11:00 pm
    two kids alread? hahaa!! wonders shall neva end
  • peace says:
    June 10, 2013 11:32 pm
    Ghanasoccer is now closer or paris match when i saw the title i thought this was something official that essien have confirmed himself but i can see it's just suppositions her wearing a ring doesn't mean anything what will you do if essien denie being married why don't you wait for the day the guy will confirm things by himself,what you're doing is not Professional at all
  • black gold says:
    June 11, 2013 12:30 am
    Marry an retire
  • mojahadine says:
    June 11, 2013 12:36 am
    Oh please GSN, Essien the hotest Bachelor in the world? you guys are out of your minds. Yes he may have the money but looks wise, please not a chance. Puni was all that he had. Without her he would have spent his money alone. So in that case he made the right choice. No other women both in Ghana or abroad were even paying attention to him. Money is not everything. Smart woment need more, a smart husband and one that can speak fluent english not a broken one.
  • Fifa One says:
    June 11, 2013 01:05 am
    mojahadine you are not only stupid but a fool and jealous person as well. What has looks got to do in marriage? No serious and matured person will consider looks alone to enter into marriage as looks can easily fade away.
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    June 11, 2013 06:33 am
    Essien really knows how to make the most of his every situation. He has managed to sleep with the lady countless times, had children - once ... twice with her and was/is all this while still considering her suitability. I guess we have to keep waiting for him to confirm his marriage just as we are still waiting for him to give the word about his return to the Stars!