Michael Essien: We never practised free-kick goal against Morocco at CAN 2008
Michael Essien has revealed that his amazing goal against Morocco at CAN 2008, which was assisted by Sulley Muntari, wasn’t from the training ground
The former Chelsea star combined with Muntari to score one of the goals of the tournament, with the latter lifting a pin-point free-kick in behind the Moroccan defence for the former to score.
Fourteen years on from that tournament, Essien has revealed that the free-kick sequence that led to the goal wasn’t practised on the training ground.
“We never practised this free-kick. It was just an instinct eye contact on the pitch,” he wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a video of the said goal.
The Black Stars topped Group A when Ghana hosted the Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, after winning all their matches against Guinea, Namibia and Morocco.
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