Breaking News: Essien confirms Ghana return to coach Stevanovic

Ghana midfielder supremo Michael Essien has told coach Goran Stevanovic he will return to the Black Stars for next month’s crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo, can exclusively reveal.

The Chelsea star player told the Serbian coach of his return to the team on Thursday during a telephone conversation.

This means he will be available for the friendly against England three days the game in Brazzaville.

Essien took a temporary break from international duties last year but did state his exact return date, sparking fears of a decision to retire permanently from the team.

The soft approach of the Serbian manager is yielding the desired results as the Chelsea star spoke with the new coach  on Thursday to assure him of his commitment to his country.

“I spoke with Michael Essien a few moments ago and he has confirmed that he will return to the squad for our next game, Stevanovic told on Thursday.

“This is good news for all of us because for a long time we have not had all of our players because of injuries and a combination of other factors.

“Essien is a key player for Ghana and I am delighted that like all the other players of the Black Stars he wants to play and help his country.

“If we deploy all our best players we should be able to improve on our recent good results and performances.

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