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Sports News of Friday, 17 July 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Michael Essien announces departure from Azerbaijani side Sabail FK

Former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has announced his departure from Azerbaijani club Sabail FK.

Essien joined Sabail FK on a one-year deal last summer after leaving Indonesian outfit Persib Bandung.

The 37-year-old made 10 appearances for the club before the league was halted amid the coronavirus crisis.

The former Chelsea ace shared a post on his official Instagram page announcing that his time at the club has come to an end.

"It's been a great pleasure until we meet again; stay strong and safe..." the African football legend posted.

Essien is widely expected to call time on his playing career and focus on coaching having completed his UEFA B badges two years ago.

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