Essien believes that Bafana Bafana did well at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
They were knocked out by Nigeria in the quarterfinals, but produced a major upset in the tournament when they defeated host nation Egypt in the second round.
Essien was disappointed with the Ghanaian national team’s run in the tournament.
The Black Stars were knocked out by Tunisia in the second round on penalties.
There was a fallout between coach Kwesi Appiah and Asamoah Gyan prior to the tournament, but Essien would not comment on that spat.
Essien played under the world-renowned coach Jose Mourinho, who has coached several big teams in Europe such as Madrid, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Manchester United.
He was a flop at United and was fired from the team, but Essien does not believe that he has run out of ideas. – Report by Vincent Sitsula