Sports News of Thu, 2 Aug 20188
Essien backs Partey to become Black Stars captain
Former Ghana international Michael Essien strongly believes rising star Thomas Partey is a Black Stars captain-in-waiting.
The 35-year-year-old, in an interview on GHOne TV’s Cheers show, was asked to name his favourite player in the national team.
And in response, Essien, who captained the team a few times during his days, said:
“I’ll go for Partey. He is a good player and I think in the future he will lead the Black Stars.”
Thomas Partey, in recent international games, has been acting as stand-in captain of the Black Stars in the absence of Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew.