HNK Gorica defender Nasiru Moro on his admiration for Chelsea legend Michael Essien
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HNK Gorica defender Nasiru Moro on his admiration for Chelsea legend Michael Essien

Former Accra Lions defender Nasiru Moro has revealed that he admired former Ghana international Michael Essien during his days as a rising footballer and continues to emulate his style of play.

Nasiru is currently playing for Croatian Premier League side HNK Gorica, he signed a three-year contract with the side in the January 2019 transfer window.

“I know many will doubt why a defender choosing a midfielder as a role model,” Moro said.

“I started my career as a midfielder and I watched him play for Ghana and various clubs in Europe, he showed me how great soccer was played. I miss watching him play tho.

“He shows both individual skill and the importance of teamwork. The ability he has to keep control of the ball is what made me interested in soccer growing up.

“Essien who is a versatile player is one of the greatest soccer players in the history of Ghana.

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