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EXTRA TIME: Essien turns up for Ghana at Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup

21:43 GMT+4 05/08/2018
Michael Essien of Ghana
The 35-year-old is out in Brittany to cheer the Black Princesses ahead of their opening match at the World Cup

Former Black Stars captain Michael Essien is in France to support Ghana U20 women’s team ahead of their World Cup opening match against France on Sunday.

The Black Princesses, one of the two African representatives, will take on the host nation at the Stade de la Rabine in Vannes.

They are paired in Group A alongside Gilles Eyquem's ladies, Netherlands and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, Essien who is in the European country on the invitation of Fifa Secretary General, Fatma Samoura is in high spirits ahead of Sunday's showdown.