Michael Essien has confirmed the death of his dad, James Essien moments after touching down to rejoin the Black Stars for the deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia. Shared a photo of himself and his dad on twitter and wrote: “It’s hard to take but God knows best. Thanks a lot for the support and well wishes. R.I.P Father!!!!,” The Chelsea ace arrived in Accra on Sunday night to the sad news of his dad’s passing. Essien had travelled to Ghana to join the Black Stars team for Friday’s deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia. The 30-year-old was returning to the side after an over two-year absence to help him recover fully from injury and to regain a regular first team place at his club.]]>
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