Former Chelsea ace and Ghana international Michael Essien is enjoying life in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku due to the less traffic in the European city.
Essien compared his stay in Baku to his time in Indonesia, where he reveals the traffic was 'twenty times worse.'
The 37-year old left Indonesian club Persib Bandung in 2018 to join Azerbaijani side Sabail FK as player coach.
"When I told my friends about Baku, they did not even know where the city was. But nothing prevented me from going to Azerbaijan," Essien told Russian media, Sportbox.
"There is no traffic jam in Baku at all and I have something to compare. A few years ago I played in Indonesia, the traffic situation was 20 times worse. The cuisine in Azerbaijan is very tasty, but high in calories," he added.
The Chelsea legend is not showing any signs of retirement soon after a spectacular career, that has seen him win multiple titles including the UEFA Champions League.
The 'Bison' as he is affectionately known played for several clubs including European giants Real Madrid and AC Milan.