chooses Essien as World Best Player of the week
By Awudu Salami Sule, Ghanadot
Accra, Sept 10, Ghanadot -
Goal.com a renowned sports website in the world has picked
Ghana's Micheal Essien as the World Best Player for the
week. This was as a result of the splendid performance put
up by Micheal Essien to qualify Ghana to the World Cup in
South Africa after defeating Sudan in Accra over the
This is how the citation published on the website of
"Goal.com's 17th World Player of the Week is generally more
recognised on the club stage than the national one, but this
week he's a true Ghanaian hero.
The Chelsea midfielder lined up for the Black Stars of Ghana
in Accra knowing that a win could potentially see his side
through to the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010.
Essien and company duly delivered, but the former Bastia and
Lyon man was perhaps the most impressive influence on the
pitch, netting an excellent solo goal in the second half and
otherwise leading by example.
The Chelsea man is set to be one of the top stars at next
year's tournament, which Ghana can now begin to prepare
Each week, Goal.com worldwide team of editors will put
forward a selected candidate for achieving something special
for that matchday and it fell for Micheal Essien of Ghana