Sports News of Friday, 17 September 2021
Ghana legend Michael Essien had wanted to play for South African giants Kaizer Chiefs before retirement, according to a former player of the Soweto giants Hendrick ‘Pule’ Ekstein.
Ekstein played together at Azerbaijan side Sabail as the strong the former Chelsea star was winding down his career in the Asian country.
“He follows South African football and his wish was to play for Kaizer Chiefs. He told me that the team he would have loved to play for in South Africa was Kaizer Chiefs. But he knows about South African football and the other teams. You must remember that he once came to South Africa through (a) Budweiser promotion.
He knows a lot of teams here, but he told me that the team he would have loved to play for is Chiefs. But he has since retired and has done his coaching badges and is now coaching in Denmark,” said Ekstein in an interview with Soccer Laduma.
Essien retired in 2020 and is now an assistant coach at Danish Superliga outfit FC Nordsjaelland.