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Former Ghana Midfielder, Michael Essien's mansions to be auctioned following court order

In a dramatic turn of events, two luxurious mansions owned by former Ghanaian football star Michael Essien are set to be auctioned by the order of an Accra High Court.


The Deputy Sheriff of the High Court (Commercial Division) issued the directive on June 12, 2024, leading to speculation and intrigue among fans and real estate observers alike.


The properties in question are located in the prestigious neighborhoods of East Legon and Trassaco.


One of the mansions, a sprawling estate at Stephen Quarshie Crescent, East Legon, is reportedly valued at nearly $30 million, marking it as one of the most opulent homes in the area.


While the specifics behind the court's decision remain unclear, questions abound regarding whether this development stems from a legal battle or financial complications.


This unforeseen twist has cast a spotlight on the post-retirement life of Essien, who has largely stayed out of the public eye since hanging up his boots.


Michael Essien's illustrious career began in the Ghana Premier League, eventually paving the way for a move to French club Lyon via Bastia.


The 41-year-old midfielder made headlines in 2005 when Chelsea acquired him for a then-record fee of £24.4 million.


During his near-decade tenure at Stamford Bridge, Essien played a pivotal role in securing two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and the 2012 UEFA Champions League.


His European journey also included stints with football giants Real Madrid and AC Milan before he concluded his playing career with Azerbaijani side Sabail FK.


Transitioning seamlessly into coaching, Essien currently serves as a first-team assistant coach at Danish club FC Nordsjaelland, where he is applying his vast on-field experience to nurture the next generation of football talent.


As the auction date approaches, all eyes are on the former football icon, whose legacy on the pitch remains unblemished even as he navigates these personal and financial challenges off the field.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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