Ghana Player of the Week: Michael Essien - Real Madrid

Ghana Player of the Week
AGE 29
POSITION Midfielder
FOR Real Madrid
4-0 Zaragoza

The on-loan Chelsea midfielder has so far justified his move to the Spanish champions on a season-long loan deal. He has showcased his versatility in the past weeks after stepping into the left-back role following injuries to most of the Real Madrid full backs during the last international break. On Saturday, the ‘Bison’ played in his favourite midfield role against Real Zaragoza. The 29-year-old apart from bossing the midfield also provided a good shield for the defenders. Then he found the back of the net in the 89th minute in the 4-0 victory in what was his first goal in Los Blancos shirt.

Congratulations to Essien,'s 10th Ghana Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Asamoah Gyan – Al Ain

The Ghana captain won’t stop scoring in the UAE pro-league after grabbing another double over the weekend. The 26-year-old registered his 11th and 12th goals in the league this season to move to the summit of the top scorers’ chart with 12 goals in six matches. 

Andre Ayew – Marseille
The 22-year-old who was feared injured after Marseille’s previous match proved why he is so important to the 1993 Uefa Champions League winners. Andre helped Marseille to beat AC Ajaccio 2-0 to re-join PSG at the summit of the French Ligue 1 table. He scored the first goal in the 55th minute.
Jordan Ayew – Marseille 

It was just like a win brewed in the home of the Ayews. After his senior brother got the first goal, the 20-year-old joined the party in the second half and also found the back of the net in the 88th minute. Jordan and Andre scored on the right weekend as their father, the African football legend, Abedi Ayew Pele celebrates his 47th birthday on Monday.

Each week our team of writers will put forward a selected candidate, as chosen by Ghana, who deserves recognition for achieving something special that matchday.

You can also help us choose a worthy recipient of the weekly accolade by leaving your nominations and comments. Your suggestions will be taken into consideration.

It won't necessarily be the best player in the country - at least not usually - but whoever we crown will have accomplished something amazing. It might be for a particularly awesome performance or for something praiseworthy off the pitch - either way, the person in question deserves special attention...