Ex-Ghana and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien to assist in UEFA Champions League draw

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Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien has been named as a special guest for the 2021/22 Uefa Champions League draw.

The 36-year-old will be assisted by a former Chelsea teammate, Branislav Ivanović.

The pair of former UCL winners will assist in the draw which will involve teams including the holders Chelsea.

It will be recalled that Essien and Ivanović won the UCL with Chelsea in 2012 beating Bayern Munich on penalties.

The Ghanaian is now an assistant coach with Danish-side FC Nordsjælland after a career that also saw him play for clubs including Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

The group stage draw will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

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