The family of ex-Black Stars midfielder has dismissed rumours circulating in the media that Michael Essien and his wife Akosua Puni has split. According to the family, these rumours are false.
The Ghana international has been in the spotlight in the last few days following reports that his marriage has ended on the rocks.
There were earlier claims that Essien and his wife, Akosua Puni, were having problems, but reports circulating in the local media on Wednesday suggested the pair had finally divorced.
It was claimed that Akosua Puni left her matrimonial home after growing tired of her husband’s cheating nature.
Recently, Princess Shyngle revealed some pretty deep secrets about all the big men she has slept with, which included Michael Essien.
It was earlier allegedly reported that Ghana-based Gambian actress Princess Shyngle has broken the home of the ex-Chelsea player which led Puni packed out all her stuff and left Michael’s house.
However, a family member has denied the reports insisting their relative is still married to his wife.
Accra-based Citi FM reports that a family source confirmed that reports of any divorce are false and only “figments of people’s imagination”.
Essien has been without a club since being released by Indonesian side Persib Bandung earlier this year.
The former AC Milan midfielder recently revealed that he will not retire anytime soon and is currently training with the Chelsea reserve team to maintain his fitness.