Found July 02, 2013 on Ghanasoccernet:
Michael Essien By: Dan Colasimone It may seem like Michael Essien has been around forever, but the man from Accra is still just 30 years of age and still has a handful of seasons of top quality football to give Chelsea Football Club. Essien is set to follow Jose Mourinho back to the London side after spending a year on loan at Real Madrid. Savvy defensive midfielders, who are only expected to cover a certain area of the pitch and have an ability to read the game effectively, can extend their playing careers well into their 30s. Two examples of players of Essien’s ilk doing just that are Patrick Vieira, who played at a high level until the age of 35, and Gennaro Gattuso, who is now 35 and played for Italian giants Milan up until last year, before joining current club Sion. With a bevvy of high-caliber attack-minded players, including Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata, now calling Chelsea home, Essien will not be required to provide as much forward thrust in Mourinho’s midfield as he o...

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Video: Ghana Coach Sellas Tetteh Must Plan To Stop Portugal Striker Bruma & Aladje At U20 World Cup

Bruma has been key for Portugal and has scored five goals in the competitionGhana coach Sellas Tetteh must carve meticulous tactics to stop Portugal striker Bruma when the two sides meet in the second round of the U20 World Cup in Turkey on Wednesday. The 18-year-old attacker has scored five goals in three games at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey and been compared to compatriot...
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