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Essien returns to Ghana squad after yearlong break

Essien returns to Ghana squad after yearlong break

Michael Essien has been recalled to the Ghana squad and is in line to play his first international in 16 months.
The Chelsea midfielder was included Tuesday in coach Goran Stevanovic's 24-man squad for the June 3 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Republic of Congo and a friendly against South Korea later in the month.
Essien last played for Ghana at the Cup of Nations in January 2010, before injuries cut short his participation in that tournament and then forced him to miss the World Cup.
He was given an extended break by Ghana to concentrate on his recovery and club form with Chelsea.
Stevanovic also included AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng and young striker Opoku Agyemang, who both missed earlier qualifiers with injuries.


Updated : 2021-04-23 09:52 GMT+08:00