Michael Essien is my all-time greatest Ghanaian footballer- Chris Hughton

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Black Stars technical advisor, Chris Hughton has chosen former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien as his all-time greatest Ghanaian footballer.

Essien, also known as ‘The Bison’ dazzled many with his impeccable displays from the middle of the pitch during his playing days.

The now 39-year-old once won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award during his stint at Lyon. At Chelsea, he clinched two Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy whilst forming a solid partnership with England legend Frank Lampard.

Hughton, who has met Essien on a few occasions, spoke highly of the former Black Stars player

“My all-time greatest Ghanaian footballer would be Michael Essien. One because he was in London so I saw a lot of him when he played. I had the pleasure to meet him on a few occasions and to speak with him but he was a very influential player in I think what was the turnaround in what we are seeing now at Chelsea,” he told TV3 in a Q and A session.

Essien has now delved into coaching. He started working with Danish side Nordsjaelland as an assistant.

By Bill Eshun|3Sports|Ghana

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