sport news Michael Essien honoured with abysmal statue in Accra

A statue of former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been erected in Accra  However it looks nothing like the Ghanaian midfielder and has been criticised The body is out of proportion while the head bears no resemblance to Essien  Essien made 256 appearances at Stamford Bridge between 2005 and 2014 

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 16:02 GMT, 3 January 2018 | Updated: 16:02 GMT, 3 January 2018

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There have been plenty of examples where turning a footballer into a statue hasn't quite worked out but a recently revealed sculpture of Michael Essien has to be up there with the worst.

A statue of the former Chelsea midfielder has been erected in Accra, the capital city of his homeland Ghana, and it is fair to say it is pretty appalling.

Essien made 256 appearances at Stamford Bridge between 2005 and 2014, helping the Blues to win nine trophies including two Premier League titles.

An appalling statue of former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been erected in Accra

An appalling statue of former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been erected

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