Official: Michael Essien signs for Azerbaijani side Sabail FC

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Michael Essien signing the contract while an official of the club looks on

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien has signed a short term deal with Sabail FC in Azerbaijan.

Essien, who left Indonesian side Persip Bandung last year, has signed a 15 month deal with the club until May 2020.

The former AC Milan star has taken up the opportunity to play for the European team and to also join the club’s U-19 coaching staff to acquire coaching experience as part of his journey to taking up a career in the dugout.

Michael Essien (right) with an official of the club

Essien, 36, will join his new teammates after international break and play till end of the season then restart next season.

He will also assist U19 coaching team for his experience as part of completing his UEFA B qualification, a continuation of the coaching work he has been doing with Chelsea U16.