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Court Orders Sale Of Essien’s Two Houses In Accra

Court Orders Sale Of Essien’s Two Houses In Accra

A court in Ghana has ordered that two houses belonging to former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien should be put up for sale.

According to Daily Guide Network, the two houses are located at East Legon and Trassaco in Accra, Ghana.

The sale of the properties was ordered by the Deputy Sheriff, High Court (Commercial Division), on June 12, 2024.

According to the auctioneer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, one of the properties ranges between $20m and $30m.

It is gathered that despite Essien’s lucrative football career, he has faced challenges in his business and investments after retiring from professional football.

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Africa Soccer reported that Essien’s current financial troubles are due to large loans he took from different banks and financial institutions in Ghana.

In July 2000, Essien was signed by French Division 1 club Bastia and made his debut for the club on 30 September 2000 in a league match against Metz, appearing as a substitute.

He left Bastia for Lyon in 2003 spent two seasons at the French giant before moving to Premier League heavyweights Chelsea where he won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.

He made his debut for the Black Stars in 2002 appeared at the 2006 and 2014 FIFA World Cups before announcing his retirement from international football in 2018.

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