Chelsea hero Michael Essien buys Italian club Como

⚽ Chelsea hero Michael Essien buys Italian club Como ⚽



The wife of Chelsea hero Michael Essien has bought into Italian football.


Akosua Puni Essien has purchased Italian third division club Calcio Como for €237,000 in an auction.


The cost of the operation does not include purchasing the current Calcio Como branding and the Orsenigo training ground.


“Mrs Puni Essien and her team are honoured to be here and become part of a club that boasts 110 years of history,” read a statement.


“The genuine promise and desire of the new owners are to grow and build both the first team and the youth sector, becoming an integral part of the fabric of this city.


“The owners also pledge to create the conditions to bring FC Como into Serie B as soon as possible and to develop its talents to the best of their abilities.”