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

Published on: 11 October 2012

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.


  • BRAFII27 says:
    October 12, 2012 08:55 am
    c anoda mumu
  • bernard says:
    October 12, 2012 08:29 am
    dix guy is very selfish.he will never return to top form if he doesn't play for the national team.
  • Abbey@ says:
    October 12, 2012 07:33 am
    So called Mumpley!! Re u alright,lt me tel u Essien s a good by al standard,tink abt ur sef ogar.
  • Tanko says:
    October 11, 2012 10:08 pm
    Train intelligently but not hard. Stay safe and fit. Good luck
  • MUMPLEY says:
    October 11, 2012 10:58 pm
    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
  • vmenUSA says:
    October 11, 2012 11:48 pm
    cant u read..... ghana coach AA did not call him. and he neva said he wasnt available for selection. watch wat u say dude! Essien will be back in the squad when he is called.
  • vmenUSA says:
    October 11, 2012 11:50 pm
    true...stay fit and safe. Essien no size!!!
  • ortega says:
    October 11, 2012 11:54 pm
    mind ur own business mumpley, u are very stupid...
  • Dr Who says:
    October 12, 2012 12:36 am
    @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.
  • tbdarko says:
    October 12, 2012 04:02 am
    @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.
  • brafii27 says:
    October 12, 2012 06:29 am
    shame wen every one is talkin sense u preachin out trash
  • Noble says:
    October 12, 2012 10:33 am
    Essien will be back in full form and he will return to chelsea to take his place,quick recovery the great horse
  • danielsackey says:
    October 12, 2012 12:30 pm
    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.
  • EMMANUEL says:
    October 12, 2012 12:58 pm
    No Essien is bigger than Chelsea..
  • kimco says:
    October 12, 2012 01:08 pm
    hahahahaha, gsn.... Abaa n3k3.
  • Austine says:
    October 12, 2012 01:45 pm
    Essien is a profesional player
  • papa says:
    October 12, 2012 03:18 pm
    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..