Chelsea legend Essien joins Azerbaijan side
Former Ghana ace Michael Essien has joined Azerbaijan side Sabail FK.
The former Chelsea midfielder has signed a deal with the Azerbaijan top-tier side until the summer of 2020 and will assist the club's under 19 as part of his quest for a coaching badge. Sabail will Essien's eighth professional club.
"I was here three weeks ago. Had a good chat with the club and they told me about the project. I thought about it, liked it and here we are," Essien said after signing.
"It's a different thing to what I have seen before. Looks interesting and exciting, so happy to be here," Essien told Sabail's website.
The 36-year-old has been a free agent since ending his contract with Indonesian side Persib Bandung in March 2018.