Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


C.K. Akonnor’s son ignores father, picks Michael Essien as favourite Ghanaian player

Son of former Ghana captain and coach, Charles Kwabla Akonnor, Charles Jesaja Herrmann has revealed that Michael Essien is his favourite Black Stars player.

The KV Kortrijk attacker, who is in the country for holidays disclosed that he admires the former Chelsea star and looked up to him while growing up.

Explaining why he snubbed his father and chose Essien as his favourite, Jesaja Herrmann indicated that he did not see a lot of C.K Akonnor during his playing days.

“It is Michael Essien,” he answered when asked about his favourite Ghanaian player. “I only saw clips of my dad,” he added.

Jesaja Herrmann has represented Germany at youth levels, playing form the U16 to the U19 but he is ready to switch allegiance.

The 22-year-old joined Kortrijk in the summer of 2021 and made 13 appearances in the Belgium First Division last season.

The striker began his career at Wolfsburg – a club where his father achieved legendary status – before making a move in 2021.

Credit: Ghanasoccernet

You May Also Like


The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) issued a memo today stating that they are “not considering applications for any Ghanaian boxers.” This means...

African Cup Of Nations

The Black Stars’ appearance in the 2021 edition will be their 23rd time and they will be keen to end their long awaited drought...

Olympic Games

Huang Guohui – who coached Vietnam’s swimming team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here – has died in quarantine after returning from the...

Combat Sports

Malaysia based multi decorated Ghanaian kickboxer, Gerald Dah is in high spirits ahead of his latest fight this Friday after safely landing in Kuala...