Ghana star Essien joins Real Madrid B training due to international break

Michael Essien, right, with Jose Mourinho and Recardo Carvalho at Real Madrid training on Thursday

Ghana star midfielder Michael Essien was among five Real Madrid regulars who trained with the Real Madrid second team on Thursday due to the international break. 

The 29-year-old who is on loan from European champions Chelsea, together with his former Chelsea team-mate Ricardo Carvalho, Jose Callejón, goalkeepers Adan and Jesus Collado joined Real Madrid second team training.

The Ghana deputy captain was not included James Kwesi Appiah’s 21-man squad to face Malawi in the 2013 AFCON second-leg qualifier on Saturday.

Essien has not played for Ghana since playing part in the 3-1 victory over Congo in the 2012 AFCON qualifiers in 2011.


  1. Tanko says:

    Train intelligently but not hard. Stay safe and fit. Good luck

  2. MUMPLEY says:

    SHAME,when all first team players are playing for their respective countries u are training with team B. He does not deserve to be our captain

  3. ortega says:

    mind ur own business mumpley, u are very stupid…

  4. Dr Who says:

    @MUMPLEY,what do you expect Essien to do when he wasn‘t invited by coach Appiah?Essien will certainly be invited if he get some regular play time.

  5. tbdarko says:

    @MUMPLEY…..please shut ur mouth, was it his decision? plus is too soon for him to play for the black stars. Let him get some games in.

  6. Abbey@ says:

    So called Mumpley!! Re u alright,lt me tel u Essien s a good by al standard,tink abt ur sef ogar.

  7. bernard says:

    dix guy is very selfish.he will never return to top form if he doesn’t play for the national team.

  8. Noble says:

    Essien will be back in full form and he will return to chelsea to take his place,quick recovery the great horse

  9. danielsackey says:

    pls let give in time to recover well he we will be top on his game soon be4 u say what yu want to say pls.

  10. EMMANUEL says:

    No Essien is bigger than Chelsea..

  11. kimco says:

    hahahahaha, gsn…. Abaa n3k3.

  12. Austine says:

    Essien is a profesional player

  13. papa says:

    ya he realy shud lose some muscle.. its hindering his movement badly. and i love Essien.. only for his good. he needs to do less weight and more aerobics..

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