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Michael Essien has no love for politics

Published on: 19 November 2010

Chelsea star Michael Essien has laughed off the prospect of entering politics.

Such is Essien's popularity in Ghana that he would probably win any election in a landslide.

"No, no, the last thing I would do is politics. I hate politics. I know some big men who are in politics but I would never get involved in politics myself," Essien told chelseafc.com.

"But that is something I have been thinking about, what I will do once I hang up my boots.

"At the moment I feel I will go back to the Michael Essien foundation and have a full time job with that. I want to help the kids become somebody in the future.

"It would all be for the foundation. I only want to focus on helping others when I hang up my boots. That's what I want to do."

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