I had a crush on Michael Essien - Celebrated author Chimamanda Adichie

I had a crush on Michael Essien - Celebrated author Chimamanda Adichie

Celebrated author, Chimamanda Adichie, has revealed that she once had a mild crush on Ghanaian footballer, Michael Essien, for his looks and football skills.

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According to Adichie, this happened after the Black Stars thrashed the United States at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Chimamanda confessed that she was stunned by Michael Essien's looks and dexterity on the football pitch.

She made the revelation in the introduction she wrote for a picture book, Africa - The Future of Football, authored by a photographer, Pall Stefansson.

In a post on Facebook, Chimamanda disclosed that she watched the game with her best friend, Uju.

She said they hugged each other amid loud cheers when Ghana finally beat the United States.

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''You know some of our boys started playing this game without shoes’, Uju said. ‘Our boys’ were, of course, the Ghanaians.

A small consequence of that game was my developing a mild crush on the Ghanaian player, Michael Essien, as much for his looks as for his dexterity,''she said.

Chimamanda, however, noted that ‘‘the larger and more important consequence was my realisation that sports allowed us, black Africans, to address historical and political grievances in the most cathartic way.”

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In another story, YEN.com.gh reported that after nearly six decades of sharing each other’s company, a throwback photo showing a youthful John Agyekum Kufour and Theresa Mensah with an unblemished hue has been spotted online.

The beautiful throwback wedding photo comes as the prominent pair prepare to celebrate almost six decades of marriage.

Now president John Agyekum Kufour and the First Lady looked much younger with unblemished and lovely dark skin tones.

While details of when and where the awe-inspiring image was captured, it is rapidly gaining traction online.

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