Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder Micheal Essien open up on how right to dream academy and Fc Nordsjalland is helping in his quest to be a coach. He has praised both the Ghana-based academy and the danish club for their overwhelming support.
Essien,38, has been at the Danish outfit after he canceled his contract with Quarabag a club in Azerbajain last year September. He joins the club as player-coach but has now graduated from playing to coaching.
Essien gave so much credit to the funder of the Right to Dream academy in Ghana Tom Vernon, for opening doors for him and other Ghanaian stars.
He said “this transition in my career, learning about the coaching aspect of the game is important to me and right to dream and Fc Nordsjalland has offered me this huge opportunity. Not many people get this opportunity to come here and see how they do things here. And I have to speak to Tom for many years and he asked me to come and I did.
Since I came, the staff and the players: everyone is willing is to help and it’s lovely. How could I turn this opportunity down?
Apart from Essien, Laryea Kingston and Derek Boateng have also been engaged in various capacities at the right to dream Academy in Ghana. Kingston works as a youth team coach while Derek is working as a scout.
Former Asante Kotoko head coach, Mas-ud Didi Dramani also work as assistant coach at Fc Nordsjalland.