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.
🎥: Michael Essien when asked if Africa should trust and have patiance on African coaches.— Nathi K (@Nathaniels15) August 6, 2019
"For me personally I don't care who is the coach, whether local or foreigner. It's all out to the players" pic.twitter.com/1R9dKtI6Er
📹 |— LimSportsZone (@LimSportsZone) August 5, 2019
“I am a Big fan of Reggae & Lucky Dube is one of my biggest Reggae artist, I pay my respect to him. Mostly every morning I would play 2 or 3 of his tracks like Prisoner, Romeo & Juliet and Taxman"
-Ghanaian Footballer, Michael Essien #LimSportsZone #BeAKing #BudFootball pic.twitter.com/JetWCr7lSG
Sanibonani Mzansi 🇿🇦!!— Michael Essien® (@MichaelEssien) August 5, 2019
Woke up in Johannesburg feeling like a king this morning 🙌🏾
Football is a game of kings!Congratulations to the SupeSport team that won the #BeAKing challenge yesterday.— Michael Essien® (@MichaelEssien) August 6, 2019
I enjoyed playing alongside my fellow SA brothers who have played in the EPL & La Liga
Thanks to #BudFootball pic.twitter.com/LOGiCSDDRG