Michael Essien: Young Footballers Eulogise Former Black Stars Player: "You Are So Humble"

Michael Essien: Young Footballers Eulogise Former Black Stars Player: "You Are So Humble"

  • Michael Essien was eulogised by the young players of the Right to Dream Academy, with whom he had a mentoring session
  • Some of the players called the former Chelsea star humble and asked him how he is able to stay grounded despite achieving so much in his career
  • The footballer revealed that his humility stems from his upbringing and cultural background and also advised the young players to stay humble
  • Joel Eshun, a sports journalist with Happy Sports, in a conversation with YEN.com.gh, detailed how Essien's character helped his career

Ex-Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien, in a video, received accolades from the young players of the Right to Dream Academy after a mentoring session that left a lasting impression on the young stars. One of the mentees lauded the former Chelsea midfielder for his humility and down-to-earth nature.

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Michael Essien gets eulogised by young players amid losing 2 houses
Michael Essien and young players. Photo Source: right2dream
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During the session, the young footballer asked Essien how he stays humble. Essien shared that his modesty is rooted in his upbringing and cultural background. He emphasised the importance of staying humble and focused, advising the young boys to never lose sight of their values no matter how successful they become.

Essien’s visit to the academy comes at a rough time, with recent news that a court has ordered the auction of his two houses in Accra. This legal setback has not gone unnoticed, and many have been eager to hear Essien’s response to these developments.

Sports journalist speaks on Essien's personality

Happy FM sports journalist Joel Eshun, in a conversation with YEN.com.gh, detailed how Michael Essien's calm personality aided him on and off the pitch. He mentioned how being grounded and disciplined helped Essien make good decisions off the pitch.

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In his playing career, Essien was not a player who was all over the place, who liked to complain, or who liked to be seen in a bad light. He was a low-key, focused player who was interested in focusing on his job on the pitch. His lifestyle helped him become the icon he is today. However, not everyone needs to adopt the same personality to succeed. Players like Ronaldo are very bright characters but are very successful. He said.

Essien gets Ghanaians talking

YEN.com.gh gathered some reactions from social media users.

fran6cus15 said:

I love this man. He is always the quiet type, and we almost look alike. Mad respect. ❤️

manuel_dior_09 wrote:

Chale them dey sell your house here in Ghana ooo any explanation

ireneodotei said:

Mike, bro is it true that they are auctioning your homes in Accra? I believe it's fake news

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In a video making rounds on social media, the former Italian national team forward could be heard saying hello to Ghanaians in their local language.

Many Ghanaians who came across the video were excited to see the footballer speaking their language.

Proofread by Edwina N.K Quarcoo, journalist and copy editor at YEN.com.gh.

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Geraldo Amartey (Entertainment Editor) Geraldo Amartey is an Entertainment Editor at YEN.com.gh. He pursued a degree in linguistics at the University of Ghana and graduated in 2020. He has over three years of experience in journalism. Geraldo's professional career in journalism started at the Ministry Of Information, where he worked as a writer. You can reach out to him at geraldo.amartey@yen.com.gh.