EXTRA TIME: Watch former Chelsea star Michael Essien's interviews in South Africa

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The former Ghana international discusses a wide range of topics with the media in Johannesburg. You can watch them right here

Chelsea legend Michael Essien was promoting the English Premier League and La Liga in Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday.

Essien mentioned on Twitter he awoke in Johannesburg, "feeling like a king" and then he represented an 'Africans abroad' legends team against SuperSport in an exhibition match.

You can take a look at the photographs of the match and the event in Tweets below. There is a video of the excitement among the crowd in Johannesburg, as Essien is introduced to the stage.

Then there are many videos interviews you can watch below. The first is by Choice FM journalist Nathaniel Kubyane, who records Essien stating the nationality of a future Black Stars coach would not matter. Essien believes what matters is the effort placed by the players.

Then SuperSport TV's video showcases Essien's excitement for the upcoming Premier League season.

Below that in the Lim Sports Zone video, Essien discusses his favourite music in a much more relaxed chat.