Ghana midfielder Michael Essien says he doesn’t mind playing ugly football to win games.
The 30-year-old was part of the successful Chelsea team under Jose Mourinho that were tagged ‘boring’ with their rude style of winning.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has gone from one manager to the other since sacking the iconic Portuguese manager in search of one that will deliver free flowing attacking football while also churning out wins with no success.
He is now set to return to Chelsea’s shrugged way of winning with reports of an imminent Mourinho return to Stamford Bride.
And just the departing Real Madrid manager, Essien says he doesn’t mind winning by playing ugly football.
“When he used to be at Chelsea the media said Chelsea is boring when we are playing,” he said.
“So if we can score most goals and get most points and concede less, I don’t know why they say we are boring but at the end of the day we go out and win our games, that is the most important thing.”
By Patrick Akoto
Defender Samuel Inkoom will make Ghana’s squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho, the Captivating Ghana Sports newspaper has claimed.
The 23-year-old is expected to make a BIG return to the team after missing the 2013 African Cup of Nations due to club inactiveness at Ukrainian side Dnipro.
Inkoom has enjoyed a decent run since he switched clubs to join French side Bastia in January.
His recent displays for the side is expected to earn him a re-call into the team ahead of the two crucial qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho next month.
The ex-Asante Kotoko right-back was an integral member of the Ghana squad until he was frozen out due to lack of first team football at club level.
His potential return is likely to excite his numerous fans who have been clamouring for his return into the national team.
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Sellas Tetteh’s Black Satellites squad has been boosted by the arrival of Atletico Madrid whizkid Thomas Teye Partey.
The 19-year-old lanky midfielder landed on Wednesday morning from the Spanish capital, Madrid, and immediately joined his team-mates in camp.
Partey was not initially in the squad announced last month but his impressive showings in the Spanish second-tier has earned him a place in the squad.
He held his first training session with the team on Wednesday and looked fully ready to take the challenge.
With Espanyol’s Paul Quaye ruled out with injury, Partey who has made an appearance for Diego Simone’s Atletico Madrid first team squad is widely expected to provide the bite in midfield for Sellas Tetteh.
He has scored eight times this season from midfield for Atletico Madrid B and set up the third goal for them on Sunday as they thrashed Rayo Vallencano B 4-0 and condemned them to relegation.
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