Ghana legend, Michael Essien has decided to keep his fitness levels up while football activities remain suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 37-year old Ghanaian currently plies his trade in the Azerbaijan Premier League with Sabali, however, all tiers of football in the country, as well as most of Europe, have been put on hold until it is safe to return to the pitch.
First training at the Bridge, preparing for @socceraid and @unicef_uk game on Sunday the 16th 👌🏿🌍⚽️🏃🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/nFnwlKDndR— Michael Essien® (@MichaelEssien) June 13, 2019
This means the former Chelsea and Real Madrid star will be in self-isolation for an unforeseen period and Essien is doing all he can to stay fit after sharing a video on Instagram doing different exercise routines.
“Don’t stay at home and do nothing. Still keep that body moving,” the former Black star player captioned the video.
Football is a game of kings!Congratulations to the SupeSport team that won the #BeAKing challenge yesterday.— Michael Essien® (@MichaelEssien) August 6, 2019
I enjoyed playing alongside my fellow SA brothers who have played in the EPL & La Liga
Thanks to #BudFootball pic.twitter.com/LOGiCSDDRG
At Chelsea, Essien helped the club win the Premier League in 2006 and 2010, as well as three FA Cups and one League Cup. The 58-time capped Black Stars legend has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Sabali this season.