January 3, 2018

Essien Statue Causes A Stir  (Sky Sports)

Michael EssienA life-size statue of former Chelsea and Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been spotted in Kumasi, Ghana.

Saddick Adams, a sports journalist based in Ghana tweeted a photo of the statue, informing Essien it was a "beautiful gift".

The statue was erected a few years ago, but the artist is unknown.

Madeira renamed its airport in honour of Cristiano Ronaldo and produced a statue of the five time Ballon D'Or winner, however it was the sculptor, Emanuel Santos' interpretation of Ronaldo that took the spotlight.

Diego Maradona also unveiled a 12ft statue of the himself holding the World Cup, during a visit to Kolkata in December.

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