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Sports News of Monday, 4 May 2020


Michael Essien was my idol while growing up- Nasiru Moro

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Former Accra Lions centre-back Nasiru Moro has spoken about his early days as a midfielder, saying that former Ghana star Michael Essien was his idol while he was growing up.

“I know many will doubt why a defender choosing a midfielder as a role model,” Moro said.

“I started my career as a midfielder and i watched him play for Ghana and various clubs in Europe, he showed me how great soccer was played. I miss watching him play tho.

“He shows both individual skill and the importance of teamwork. The ability he has to keep control of the ball is what made me interested in soccer growing up.

“Essien who is a versatile player is one of the greatest soccer players in the history of Ghana.

Nasiru penned a three-year deal in 2018/2019 season with HNK Gorica in the Croatian Premier League.

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